Bullying

Nine out of 10 LGBT students (86.2%) experienced harassment at school; three-fifths (60.8%) felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation; and about one-third (32.7%) skipped a day of school in the past month because of feeling unsafe (GLSEN National School Climate Survey 2009).


Stand Out: Against Homophobia in Schools - Video from Australia

It Gets Better - University of Calgary

It Gets Better Campaign

 

It Gets Better - Carelton University

 

Resources

YouthinBC Website - Bullying

 Stop the Bullying! Paws Up Forever Project

Love.Wired - International Blog Uniting Youth Voices - B.C. Section

myGSA.ca - Egale Canada's Safe Schools and Education Website

Stop a Bully - Safe and Anonymous - Report Bullying in Canadian Schools

Cyberbullying

Aboriginal Youth Cyberbullying

Minus18

Think Before You Speak

From the website:

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens experience homophobic remarks and harassment throughout the school day, creating an atmosphere where they feel disrespected, unwanted and unsafe. Homophobic remarks such as “that’s so gay” are the most commonly heard; these slurs are often unintentional and a common part of teens’ vernacular. Most do not recognize the consequences, but the casual use of this language often carries over into more overt harassment.

This campaign aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of anti-LGBT bias and behavior in America’s schools. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce and prevent the use of homophobic language in an effort to create a more positive environment for LGBT teens. The campaign also aims to reach adults, including school personnel and parents; their support of this message is crucial to the success of efforts to change behavior.