Researchers interviewed more than 600 16-25 year gold’s suffering from anorexia, bulimia or over eating. Of those questioned, 91% said they had experienced bullying with 46% of them believing that bullying had been a contributing factor to their eating disorder.
New’s Beat, the flagship News programme for BBC Radio 1, were the first to tackle the claims and have reported receiving a record number of e-mails, texts and phone calls from people who believe their illnesses are linked to bullying.
The government claims to be cracking down on bullying and insists that it understands the impact that it can have on the self-esteem, confidence and mental health of young people.
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