Did you know
Approximately 10-15% of anorexics or bulimics are male.
‘When a young person is bullied they can be left feeling isolated and not good enough, with low self-esteem. Sometimes the behaviour they develop can be a way of putting control back in to a world that they feel they don’t have any control in. This can manifest itself in disordered eating by overeating or restricting their eating to any unhealthy level.’
– Sallie Kemp, Therapist
Unfortunately, bullying in schools is more common than we like to admit. Below are a few statistics from the 2016 annual bullying survey.
- 1.5 million young people (50%) have been bullied within the past year
- 145,800 (19%) of these were bullied EVERY DAY
- 44% of young people who have been bullied experience depression
- 41% of young people who have been bullied experience social anxiety
- 33% of those being bullied have suicidal thoughts