Children with ADHD are often at a heightened risk for bullying. Common traits like impulsivity, underdeveloped social and emotional skills, and clumsiness all make a child a target for bullying. Educational environments that take bullying seriously and make real effort to prevent bullying before it begins offer opportunities for supportive environments.
Schools can address bullying by having clear, fair policies and enforcing them consistently. They can also prevent bullying by investing in socioemotional learning (SEL) for all students and staff.