Bullied because of head lice & nits
Bullying in schools because of head lice and nits
Having a head lice and nit infestation can lead to some children being picked on and bullied. Every parent wants their child to be happy and content at school. But sometimes situations become hard to tolerate when a head louse may fall on to a school desk or shoulder or other children see them constantly scratching their heads.
The reason children may taunt others is that they have heard other people discussing head lice that believe it is about being dirty or neglectful. Which is the polar opposite in fact. Lice love clean hair and close loving families that snuggle and hug.
This can all be nipped in the bud, if one or two different stories are told about how and why we get head lice. Once there is no stigma then there should be no bullying. Another approach would be to actually study head lice in school so that all the kids understand it is as easy as catching a cold, head lice do not spread diseases.
To read more on this BBC article follow this link
The survey of over 200 pupils aged between seven and 12 years found one in 10 had been taunted for having head lice.
Head lice facts
Head lice cannot fly, hop or jump
They live on all kinds of hair
They are not dangerous
Lice are the insects, nits are the empty egg cases of the lice
More than one in six of those surveyed had felt upset by getting the infection and one in ten said it made them feel miserable.
Head lice treatment clinic
NitNOT was opened by a mum called Eileen, that had found that if she lived in the USA she could have found a head lice treatment centre close by. However in the UK this was not the case. Eileen has trained in several countries and had her methods approved by leading experts. Using variouss processes in her head lice treatment centre Eileen and her team can assure clients that within two to three appointments depending on the age of infestation of the head lice the nightmare will be over and the head lice and nits will be eradicated. NitNOT will also take time to explain the best ways of preventing head lice, eggs and nits.