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Teen girls bullied more than boys over looks

London, Sept 3 : A new study suggests that almost half of all teenagers are bullied at school over their looks, with girls being targeted the most.


According to the study, a quarter of girls at secondary school are picked on for being too pretty, not pretty enough or just because their face does not fit, the Mirror reported.

Almost a fifth are taunted because of their weight and one in 10 suffer jibes because of acne or how they dress.

According to BeatBullying, boys suffer the same cruelty but in fewer numbers.

And one in three teens who knew a bully victim were unsure how to help.

It discovered eight out of ten teenagers fret about their looks, with spots and weight their other two big concerns.

And amazingly its survey found almost a third of hurtful words are from the victims' own friends - with more girls than boys picked on by their pals.

According to the survey of 2,000 12-18-year-olds, more than a third of teenage girls admitted they have been on a diet with one in ten 12-14-year-olds on a permanent bid to shed pounds.

--ANI (Posted on 03-09-2013)

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