Stonewall

Education for All

Stonewall's Education for All programme works with young people, teachers & the government to tackle the serious issue of homophobic bullying in schools. Our activities range from producing guidance for teachers to holding inspiring events for young gay people to boost confidence & give life skills.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101255)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£6,963

Donations

31

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

Stonewall research shows that almost two thirds of young lesbian, gay & bisexual pupils experience homophobic bullying at school. This is the most frequent form of bullying after bullying because of weight. The fear & trauma caused by bulling can leave young gay people extremely vulnerable and far less likely to achieve their potential both at school and beyond. 9 out of 10 teachers say they have a duty to respond to homophobic bullying but also that they haven't received specific training.

Solution

Stonewall's Education for All project works with Local Authorities, schools, teachers and young people across Britain to tackle homophobic bullying. We have already mailed anti-bullying resource packs to 8,000 schools and received excellent feedback as a result. The packs are a hugely valuable resource to teachers and pupils, who tell us that where homophobic bullying is actively addressed, pupils are 60% less likely to be bullied.

  • I have to say a big thank you. I've been a teacher for 4 years and had never received any training on how to tackle homophobic bullying.

    — Primary School teacher

  • After reading the resources I now think that challenging homophobia more directly and in the correct way can only have a positive result

    — School teacher, Lewes

  • I have to say a big thank you. I've been a teacher for 4 years and had never received any training on how to tackle homophobic bullying.

    — Primary School teacher

  • After reading the resources I now think that challenging homophobia more directly and in the correct way can only have a positive result

    — School teacher, Lewes