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More than half of young people are bullied because of appearance

Paul Gustafson April 29, 2015

New research published on April 16 shows that 51 percent of young people are bullied because of their appearance. Working in partnership with schools and colleges across the UK, the Annual Anti Bullying Survey 2015, published by anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, surveyed 3,600 teenagers between the ages of 13 – 20. The report found that appearance is the key reason for bullying in the UK, to the extent that nearly half the young people surveyed (47%) wanted to change their appearance, with: • 56% wanting to weigh less • 17% wanting breast implants • 5% wanting Botox.

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