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Bullying Due to Obesity Carries Emotional Effects

Education News – Jace Harr

“A new study has found that discrimination against and bullying of overweight sixth graders can lead to emotional problems by the end of the eighth grade. Many anti-obesity programs, including the ones that are school-based, focus on personal responsibility for weight management, leading to cultural ideas that harm overweight people. Jaana Juvonen, Ph.D., lead author of the study and professor of developmental psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said…”(more)

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