Bullying and Prevention Strategies for Children with Special Needs
One out of five children experiences bullying. Children with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their peers. It was found that “35.3% of students with behavioral and emotional disorders, 33.9% of students with autism, 24.3% of students with intellectual disabilities, 20.8% of students with health impairments, and 19% of students with specific learning disabilities face high levels of bullying victimization.”
Extreme bullying can even cause a child to develop special healthcare and mental health needs. Appropriate anti-bullying prevention and intervention strategies help both the victim and the bully.
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