Stammering is another reason of constant bullying. However, stammering can not only become a reason for victimization, but also appear as the consequences of repeated peer bullying. Thus, the research by Hugh-Jones and Smith (1999) was conducted among 276 adult respondents who stammer. All of them were the members of British Stammering Association, a national association for dysfluent people. A majority of respondent suffered from regular bullying at school. Most of them in retrospective consider their victimization at school as the reason of stammering.
Peer victimization represents a significant problem in schools. , Approximately one in three children is affected by bullying. Approximately half of such episodes stay unfamiliar to parents and teachers. Insufficient social support increases effect of constant bullying. It was proven that peer victimization causes negative effects even in healthy children; children with different health problems suffer from numerous new psychosomatic and psychosocial health problems. Thus, it would be reasonable to pay more attention to this problem and to provide reasonable efforts to avoid bullying at schools.
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