Children with allergies are often bullied, new survey reports

One of every three kids with allergies has faced harassment or teasing over their food sensitivities, according to a new survey of over 120 children. Problem is, parents—and even children themselves—might not recognize when bullying is happening, say the authors behind the new research, U.S. News & World Report reports. Bullying due to allergies can take numerous forms. For some, it means exclusion from social activities; for others, it means having had allergens waved in their faces by their peers. Far from being innocuous, researchers warned, bullying over allergies can contribute to an unsafe learning environment and have social and educational ramifications.