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Bullying – some statistics

April 12, 2013

An article from the Observer last year:

“It is a disconcertingly widespread problem: according to a 2007 report by Stonewall, the gay and lesbian lobbying organisation, 65% of young lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils have been the victims of bullying, as have three-quarters of young gay people attending faith schools. And even if gay pupils are not direct targets, they are “learning in an environment where homophobic language and comments are commonplace”. Ninety-eight per cent of young gay people hear the phrases “that’s so gay” or “you’re so gay” in school – and anecdotal evidence suggests the terminology is used as freely in workplaces around the country.

A Stonewall report in 2009 found that eight in 10 secondary-school teachers and two in five primary-school teachers reported hearing homophobic insults such as “poof”, “dyke”, “queer” and “faggot”. Ninety per cent of secondary-school teachers had witnessed children being subjected to homophobic bullying.”

The Observer Feb. 19th 2012

Look up Stonewall. on their website.

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