Supporting schools to develop a whole school approach to dealing with homophobic bullying

Research has shown that children and young people in primary and secondary schools use homophobic language and experience homophobic bullying but that it is often unchallenged.
• Three quarters of primary school teachers hear children use expressions such as ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in school

• Primary school age children with gay parents experience homophobic language and bullying at school and few have heard same-sex families mentioned at school, making them feel invisible

• Sixty five per cent of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people have experienced homophobic bullying at secondary school

• Almost 100 per cent of young lesbian and gay people hear homophobic and derogatory language in their secondary school

• Fifty eight per cent of those who experience homophobic bullying never report it

• Seven out of ten lesbian and gay pupils who experience homophobic bullying say it has had an impact on their school work

• Up to date information

• Workshop opportunity to explore aspects of homophobic bullying
Participants will be provided with a workshop pack

"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."