Latino Bullying: The Unspoken Epidemic
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There is nothing more tragic than being abused on a daily basis simply because of who you are, and with October being National Bully Prevention Month, there is no better time to educate and raise awareness to prevent bullying in our local communities.
For the October issue of Latina, I wrote a story called "Mean Free Zone," which talked about the rise of bullying among Hispanics in the United States. The research that went into creating this piece was as disturbing as it was eye-opening.
An increasing number of Latino students are being bullied every day. According to a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, at least 26-percent of Hispanic students live in fear of being subjected to peer abuse, and that number comes only from those students willing to report their instances of bullying.
While collecting sources for a previous story, I had the opportunity to speak with many Hispanic teens who stated that because of bullying, they were not only afraid to go
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