Attractive Teens Are More Likely Targets For Bullying
University of Alberta Educational Psychology PhD student Lindsey Leenaars has completed a study that assessed what types of high school students are being indirectly victimized. This includes being involved in emotionally damaging scenarios such as receiving hurtful anonymous notes, being socially excluded, or having rumours spread about them, including threats of physical harm.
Leenaars analyzed data that was collected in Ontario in 2003. More than 2,300 students aged 12-18 filled out an anonymous questionnaire asking them questions, including how they rate their attractiveness, their sexual activity, their friendships and school social problems.
Leenaars found the female teenagers