Parenting UK, part of Family Lives is a national membership organisation for professionals working with parents. Donate to us and please help us continue our vital work. Ask the school to do some work on LGBTQ bullying within your school if you feel able to, sometimes educating others can help enormously in making them realise their actions and consequences. How common is it? Research shows that in schools where children are explicitly taught that homophobic bullying is wrong, rates of such bullying are dramatically reduced, and pupils feel safer.
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What is homophobic bullying?
Advice on LGBTQ bullying Homophobic bullying is when people behave or speak in a way which makes someone feel bullied because of their actual or perceived sexuality. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. This will boost their confidence that they can defend themselves if necessary. Read our findings from the national bullying survey Research shows that in schools where children are explicitly taught that homophobic bullying is wrong, rates of such bullying are dramatically reduced, and pupils feel safer.
Workshops to prevent sexual bullying, peer on peer sexual exploitation and promote positive gender relationships. If you feel unable to speak to your parents or a teacher, perhaps you can approach another adult you can trust to get some help. What do you think of our website? What is homophobic bullying? Involve your child in any decisions that are taken on how to tackle the bullying. It is important to note, that if you feel they could get aggressive, then do not put yourself at risk as your safety is more important. What should schools do about homophobic bullying?