A poll in 2019 revealed that pupils are bullied for their sexuality more than race, gender or religion. Anti-bullying week is from the 13th to the 17th November 2023 and is an opportunity to tackle LGBT+ bullying, including biphobia, transphobia and homophobia.
One. of the most common types of bullying, is pupils using the word 'gay' as a derogatory term. This can make LGB pupils feel ashamed of their identity and increase stigma, making it more difficult to accept themselves for who they are. The negative use of the word often begins in Secondary schools and so it's important for us to tackle this before it takes root and becomes part of the pupils' lexicon in this way.
Suitable for key stages 2-3, Here is an assembly you can use during the week, including an example script for tackling this homophobic language. Thank you for taking a stand against language that has no place in 2023.
For more training on how to tackle homophobia and to improve the inclusion in your school, contact us using the form below or contact us on social media.