Children who are bullied because of their bodies are taught subconsciously to work on themselves to fit it which translates to developing eating disorders.
London, UK (PRWEB) June 06, 2014
Research indicates that in the US alone, over 30 million adults are suffering or have suffered from an eating disorder. Eating disorders and distorted body images are a lurking danger around each and every teen. NoBullying releases today the guide to top eating disorder facts as a guide for parents.
The first step when it comes to eating disorders is simply to know if someone is suffering from it. The symptoms include self criticism, negative thoughts about their body and food. Seeking medical help is necessary in most cases. The earlier treatment is given, the greater the outcome of physical and emotional recovery; therefore, putting the monster to rest.
The guide lists the several types of eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder among other types. Anorexia Nervosa slowly causes self-starvation, as the body is denied the essential nutrients it needs to have normal function. It leads to muscle loss/weakness, severe dehydration causing kidney failure and a general sense of fatigue.
Anorexia Nervosa has the highest rate of mortality of these disorders. For females that suffer from Anorexia between the ages of 15 and 24, the mortality rate is much higher than any other cause of death. Eating disorders facts tend to refer to social pressure to be “thin” as the main cause.
Bulimia Nervosa, a life-threatening condition that causes cycles of binging followed by self-induced vomiting, purging the body of the food to prevent weight gain. Bulimia causes both physical and mental symptoms. Low self-esteem related to body image and an out of control feeling during the binging episodes.
The guide serves as a reminder that parents can prevent their children from developing these disorders by building self esteem, encouraging healthy eating and attitude toward nutrition and appearance.
The guide also serves to remind parents and educators about the dangers of fat bullying and bullying children with obesity problems and how they contribute to creating a very distorted body image within teens and children, pushing them into developing depression or eating disorders.
It is up to parents and teacher to talk to children about the fact that the pressure of fitting in can be overwhelming; keeping a healthy attitude is the key to beating the blues that comes with body image issues. Children need to be taught to love themselves regardless of how they look or wear. Children must also learn about the benefits to a healthy diet, nutrition and how to avoid the peer pressure to fit in.
Macartan Mulligan, co-founder of NoBullying.com, said, “This guide on eating disorder facts is related to bullying in every possible way. Children who are bullied because of their bodies are taught subconsciously to work on themselves to fit it which translates to developing eating disorders.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing bullying worldwide as well as inspirational bullying poems and famous bullying quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.