London, UK (PRWEB) July 21, 2014
It goes without saying that Bullying affects the entire student population in the United States in one way or another. But members of the LGBTQ community take the brunt of the abuse. Among them, transsexual people are routinely victimized. NoBullying releases today a guide to what is Transgender Bullying.
On the subject of Transgender and LGBT Bullying Statistics, studies reveal that a whopping 82% of transgender youth report that they feel unsafe at school while 44% of them had been abused physically and an estimated 67% of them had been bullied online.
The previous numbers show that more than half of these students are being victimized on a regular basis. That goes to show that Bullying is present all across the country, and it is almost guaranteed that no matter where they live, a transgendered child will encounter bullying at their school.
A troubling statistic is that two out of three kids are victims of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is especially problematic, because it victimizes the children in their own home. They have no escape from that kind of abuse.
Children who are frequently bullied may be intimidated to go to school, and they are less likely to enrich themselves academically. Bullying can push kids to engage in risky behaviors, such as drug or alcohol abuse.
There are cases that parents reject their children because of their gender and/or sexual orientation for religious or other reasons. This attitude is problematic, because it has been proven that LGBTQ adolescents that were rejected by their parents because of their orientation are significantly more likely to fall into depression, engage in risky behaviors, and even turn to suicide.
Unfortunately in this day and age, it is still inevitable that transgendered youth will encounter some form of bullying. If the parents can be there to tend to the physical and emotional wounds, then there is a much better chance that their child will recover.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “Bullying isn’t just hitting someone in the schoolyard, sometimes bullying can be in the form of spreading evil rumors or saying unkind words. Transgender Bullying is a malicious form of hate towards children already suffering enough misunderstandings and a path of living in the closet in fear from persecution. This needs to stop. ”
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.