This is the second part of a two-part story. Read Part 1 here.
Deepening Our Understanding: Why Gifted/2e Students Are Targeted by Bullies and the Impact
In Part 1 of this piece, a woman named Carol shared her story of her son, Micah, being bullied. Before we begin to answer Carol’s question, “What else can we do?,” it’s important to take a look at a few statistics to understand the extent of the problem and look at a few of the reasons why our gifted/2e students often become targets of bullies and experience a range of abuse — including emotional, verbal, and relational abuse and physical abuse/violence.
According to the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, “more than one out of every five (20.8 percent) students report being ...
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