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Half the population are bullied ... most only recognize it when they read this

Bullying and stammering

Psychologists at Leeds University and Goldsmiths College, London, have found that out of 276 adults who stammer, 83% were bullied at school. 71% of stammerers said that they faced abuse at least once a week. (Reported in the TES, 11 June 1999)

Bullies will focus on any perceived "weakness" or vulnerability or difference - be it a stammer, lisp, speech impediment, speech defect, accent or dialect - and use it as a specious justification for aggression. See my page on child bullying for a more detailed explanation.

Bullying is so common that half the population, I believe, have experienced being bullied. Click here to identify the bullying episodes in your life. Then explore Bully OnLine to learn how to recognize the bullies before they wreck your career.


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