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Sikh teen writes a book on bullying of community kids in America

Sikh teen writes a book on US bullies

New York, Feb 13 (UITV)- Karanveer Singh Pannu, an 18-year old high school student from New Jersey, has written the book ‘Bullying of Sikh American Children: Through the eye of a Sikh American High School Student”. His book is about bullying of children from the community in the US based on his experiences and that of others to raise awareness on the issue.

He said he hopes the book can help other Sikh-American children who have experienced bullying, as well as parents and school administrations try to understand the students experiences.

“Sikh-American youth are largely unrepresented and do not seem to have a voice on the national stage or in the media, especially when it comes to bullying. I wanted to help in any way I could to alleviate this pain and suffering which children from my faith go through on a daily basis,” Pannu said.

According to a study by Sikh Coalition, 67 per cent of turban Sikh youth in Fresno, California, have experienced emotional and physical bullying in schools and also cyberbullying.

In the book, Pannu introduces the Sikh faith and discusses the significance of the turban and the history of Sikhs in United States. He also suggests practical solutions drawn from interviews with several child psychiatrists and psychologists.