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Bullying: The Actual Stories Behind its Dark Name


Appearance Bullying 

March 15, 2020

Marcus Powell, a student at Trinity Primary School, was a happy and cheerful child. He was born with a cleft lip and palate, which has a gap in his lip and the roof of his mouth. When Marcus moved up a grade, other peers started noticing his disfigurements, and he was frequently referred to as "Moshi Monster", or an ugly person not worthy enough to play with them.

 Yasmin, a secondary school student had a severe scarring after an illness and was teased and bullied because of her facial features. She was severely judged and teased for her new face, and dropped out of school completely. 


Looks have factored into having young people vulnerable to ostracism and bullying. According to the 2014 Girlguiding survey, 39 percent of girls and young women aged 11-21 feel unhappy that they can't look the way people are portrayed online. 31 percent had reported that they had seen girls their age being harassed for their looks. 


No matter how one looks, no one deserves to harassed or victimized. If you can identify yourself with one of these children, or have seen others been bullied by their facial features, please gain help and consultation from trusted sources. 

Visit: https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/  


Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/oct/19/appearance-bullying-children-facial-disfigurements-body-image


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