The Causes And Effects Of Eating Disorders Among Children

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themselves, only eating a hundred calories a day, or refusing to eat at all. This leaves some girls in the hospital hooked up to an IV for their food. Another extreme disorder is bulimia; bulimia is ¬®overeating¬® and follows it by self induced fasting or vomiting. Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives. Women tend to struggle with eating disorders more than men, with only 10-15% of people with eating disorders being males (Anad). Abuse, neglect, high expectations, and abandonment are just a few heartaches that parents cause children everyday. Mothers, and fathers are one of the biggest parts of their child 's life. Parents are designed for …show more content…
Today, all kinds of bullying takes place at school, over text messaging, and on social media. Every way is hurtful and damaging to the one being bullied. Eighty-three percent of girls have reported being bullied online or in school. Girls and boys make jokes about being overweight, having acne, wearing glasses, not wearing the best clothes, ears sticking out, and many others. Many girls bully each other because they are jealous, or they do not like the other person, but the victim may be scarred by the hurtful words forever. Statistics show that boys are twice as likely to bully than girls. Boys do not know when to stop, or how harmful their words can be to an insecure girl. Hearing these words is damaging to kids, and may them to harm themselves by cutting, doing drugs, drinking, and sometimes committing suicide. People may say that words do not hurt, but words can stick with someone forever. Bullying is a growing problem. Because of the advancement of technology, 42% of children have been bullied online. As social media keeps growing the amount of online bullying will

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