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1 You are entitled to respect as a human being, regardless of your colour, culture, ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or sexuality.

2 Students and staff should come to school with a positive attitude, showing respect and courtesy to one another and treating each other equally. This will help make it a safe, happy and pleasant place to work and learn. Willowfield Anti-Bullying Policy

3 Homophobic bullying occurs when bullying is motivated by a prejudice against lesbian, gay or bisexual people. What is Homophobic Bullying?

4 Verbal abuse - spreading rumours that someone is gay - suggesting that something or someone is inferior and so they are “gay” e.g. “you’re so gay!” or “those trainers are so gay!” Homophobic bullying can include:

5 Cyber bullying – using on-line spaces to spread rumours about someone or exclude them. Can also include text messaging, including video and picture messaging. Physical abuse – including hitting, punching, kicking, sexual assault, and threatening behaviour. Homophobic bullying can also include:

6 Young people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual Young people who are thought to be lesbian, gay or bisexual. Young people who are different in some way – they may not act like the other boys or girls. Young people who have gay friends, or family. Teachers, who may or may not be lesbian, gay or bisexual. Who experiences homophobic bullying?

7 Bullying is a serious offence against an individual’s rights and against the school equal opportunities policy. If you, or someone you know is being bullied report it to a responsible adult as soon as possible.

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9 For more information visit and And remember....

10 Everyone has the right to be respected as a human being! Thanks to all students and staff who contributed to this presentation!


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