The present article explains the phenomenon of discriminatory bullying, that is a product of discrimination and bullying. It is a repeated aggression acted by one or more individuals for reasons of ethnicity, beliefs, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability. The aim of the present article is to analyze the phenomenon of discriminatory bullying and its consequences for the victims in terms of psychological well-being and social adjustment. From the literature emerges that being victim of discriminatory bullying is associated to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, academic difficulties, self-harm behaviors, and suicidal ideation.
Keywords: Discriminatory bullying, adjustment, internalizing symptoms, externalizing symptoms