Prejudice related bullying is often based on irrational views, fears and beliefs which lead to the dislike and hatred of different individuals and groups such as the following:
Based on research, a high percentage of lesbian and gay students have been subjected to and are currently experiencing homophobic bullying in school and college which continues into the workplace.
Individuals are often the target of racist bullying, due to their skin colour, ethnic or national origin which occurs in schools, colleges as well as the workplace, community and public settings.
Body Image bullying
Obesity and size are one of the more prevalent forms of prejudice related bullying and can have a long-term damaging impact on the individual which can further generate health problems, both psychological and physical. Body image bullying can
be experienced in school/educational settings, the workplace as well as daily interactions with the public. The media’s focus on body size and image plays a huge part in fuelling discrimination and body image bullying.
Individuals and groups are often targeted because of their religious belief or affiliation and may also include bullying behaviour against individuals who practise no faith or religion. Anti-Muslim prejudice and racism in particular has increased and intensified over the past five years and is expressed in both educational, workplace and public settings.
Bullying targeting individuals based on their age can often result in the exclusion from networks, social groups and fair treatment.
Sexist, transphobic, and disability bullying
The above are all examples of types of prejudice-relating bullying which can be damaging in early and later life.
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