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Anti-Bullying Week 2013: What can you do?

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Anti-Bullying Week takes place from 18th – 22nd November, and the Lesbian and Gay Foundation are calling on you to take action to help tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the classroom.

Research carried out by their Exceeding Expectations Programme in 2012 on young people’s responses in Salford schools found that;

• 95% of pupils hear the word ‘gay’ used as an insult or to describe something people don’t like
• Over half (54%) witnessed homophobic bullying in schools
• 53% ignored homophobic bullying

The LGF – and I – believe every young person has a right to be educated in an environment free from bullying and fear, giving them the chance to succeed and be themselves. The LGF are taking action directly in schools throughout the week, and as part of the ‘Exceeding Expectations’ Partnership, they’ll be touring schools in Salford, with an anti-homophobia play.

Their Safer Schools Packs help tackle bullying in schools and so far over 1,000 have been distributed across the UK, Scotland and Ireland. Please take action this Anti-Bullying Week anddonate £20 for a pack, which can be sent to your old school, a school of your choice – or just wherever it’s needed.

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