University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Survey: More than 40% of Tucson students are bullied

A new survey, from the University of Arizona's Crossroads Collaborative, on bullying reveals nearly half of Tucson area students have been bullied. But, you might be surprised by the reasons our kids are being targeted.

It used to be your glasses or the clothes you wear, or if you stood out for good grades, but a survey conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona finds sexual orientation and weight are the number one reasons students are getting picked on.

66 percent of students reported being bullied for sexual orientation which is tied with 66-percent for being overweight.

A professor who works with a number of youth groups believes the lack of certain study courses is creating a harmful gap in tolerance. Adela Licona helped university researchers with the student survey that revealed the reasons behind bullying.

Read more of the article at http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/19898481/new-survey-shows-more-than-4...

 



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