Bullies Are Using Food Allergies to Torment Peers at School

Reports show children with allergies are twice as likely to get bullied because they can't eat like the other kids at school. However, bullies are now taking it to a whole new level by forcing allergic kids to contact their allergens. Whether it's putting milk on someones skin, sharing a treat with a peanut hid in it or forcing someone to eat something they're allergic to, this method of bullying is on the rise. 

A study out of an Australian university shows that nearly half of kids with allergens are being targeted in these cruel ways. 

“There is a lack of respect and understanding around allergies generally and, when it comes to children, there can be an element of jealousy – some don’t like the special attention focused on the food-allergic children." - Maria Said, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia president

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