Did you know that children with cancer are 60% more likely than their classmates to be bullied? Click to see the public service announcement video by the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer.
Warning. This PSA contains strong emotional content. #ChildhoodCancer #FunnyCancer
Please watch this informative video on bullying.
The public service announcement video below was produced by the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2)in response to the reality that children and adolescents with cancer and childhood cancer survivors experience an increased risk of bullying. We encourage you to not only watch, but also share this important message to help reduce bullying against childhood cancer patients, or any child.
Bullying in the Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Community
Some childhood and adolescent cancer patients and survivors may be at risk for bullying because they appear or act differently due to the effect of their disease or treatment. Children and adolescents who have or have had cancer are much more likely (more than 60%) to face bullying than their healthy classmates.
Bullying, according to the American Psychological Association (APA), is aggressive behavior where someone intentionally and repeatedly injures another person or causes them discomfort. It can be physical contact, but also manifests as taunting words or social exclusion. The person being bullied doesn’t cause the bullying and may be unable to defending him or herself.
The APA goes on to say that cyberbullying, bullying that happens through online interactions, is also a problem. Cyberbullying might include sending hurtful or threatening messages, spreading rumors, or posting embarrassing photos of others.