The NIH’s Health Behavior in School -Aged Children Survey reported that 8.5% ofstudents (grades 6-10) are bullied about their religion. Another survey found that, of those whohad been subjected to religious slurs and degrading language in school, Jewish and Muslim students were more commonly targeted. Likewise, despite the lack of nationally representative or uniform school-level harassment data, bullying and harassment in educational settings of those perceived to be lesbian, gay or bisexual is reportedly common and has a negative impact on those students.
You'd have to be blind not to see the commonality - non-Christian students more likely to be bullied and those perceived as being something campaigned against by some of the more outspoken Christian denoms are commonly bullied. How long until we see the hardcore right response, and which tactic are they more likely to take - "anti-Christian persecution" or "attack on free speech"?Answer Question
Answer by kmath at 12:43 PM on Jun. 25, 2013
Answer by anng.atlanta at 1:07 PM on Jun. 25, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:12 PM on Jun. 25, 2013
Well, I'm glad they are taking bullying at any level more seriously. It has no place in civilized society. Children should be able to attend school & get their education, w/out fear of being made fun of for whatever reason.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:30 PM on Jun. 25, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:08 PM on Jun. 25, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 9:08 PM on Jun. 25, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 9:09 PM on Jun. 25, 2013
Hmm...and here I was being a bit happy about this. My child was bullied, harrassed, and slandered throughout the school year last year for being a Christian, and when she appealed to the admin for help per the school policies, she was told there was really nothing they could do since the other child wasn't willing to sit down and talk about it. When I stepped up, I received the same run-around.
Apparently, it has already been determined how the info in this "study" will be used. Very sad. Very sad, indeed.
Answer by May-20 at 10:52 AM on Jun. 26, 2013