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Being different hurts

Children in European countries find it difficult to fit into schools if they are "different". Research by the British Council involving 4,200 youngsters attending more than 50 schools in 12 countries, including Scotland and England, found that 46 per cent of students said sexual orientation was the main reason for children to make fun of each other, followed by physical appearance (42 per cent) and disability (35 per cent).

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