How differences in appearance can trigger bullying episodes Bullying can affect children at any age, but the transition from primary to secondary school is a particularly delicate one.
Bullied is a series of assembly starters for secondary and primary students that features interviews with young people who have been bullied. In Bullied: Appearance, a girl explains how an adventurous hairstyle that she had cut for the start of her new secondary school caused her to suffer terrible bullying at the hands of other pupils.
For teachers, this short film could prompt questions including:
Do you know anyone who is bullied because of the way that they look? This girl was confident and popular at her primary school, and was only bullied when she moved to secondary school. Does this happen a lot? Why are people bullied because of their appearance?