Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kids With Food Allergies May Be Targets for Bullies

New York Times, June 18, 2013

“In a recent survey of 251 sets of parents and children with food allergies, published in Pediatrics in January, roughly a third of the children reported being bullied for their allergies. … Surprisingly, classmates may prey on their vulnerability, plotting to switch a child’s lunch to see if she gets sick, for example, or spitting milk at a child’s face and causing a swift anaphylactic reaction. … Parents knew about the threatening behavior only half the time.” Read More

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