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Anti-bullying tips and experiences

EmmaEmma Member Posts: 88 Connected
edited August 2016 in Disabled people
17-21 November is National Anti-bullying Week. We’d like to raise awareness of the issues around bullying disabled people and their families have to face, so we want to hear your tips and experiences. If your child has ever been bulled, how did you deal with it? If you’ve experienced bullying yourself, what got you through? Please share!

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  • rachelclrachelcl Member Posts: 34 Connected
    So many individuals and organisations - including the police - are ignorant about the bullying of disabled people. People are especially ignorant about the bullying of those of us with hemiplegia and CP who aren't wheelchair users. I've had people angrily tell me that I should stop dragging my right (hemi-affected) leg because (I quote) "Your right leg is not disabled because you're not in a wheelchair, you're too young to have anything wrong with your leg (I'm nearly 41) and dragging your right leg just draws attention to your right arm so you must like being bullied". (And these thick people think I'M stupid.)
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