It is estimated that 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying, with abusive emails (26%) and text messages (24%) being the most common methods. A worrying 28% of children did not tell anyone about the abuse.
How can we address homophobic bullying in schools
Homophobic bullying is often present in an environment that fails to challenge and respond to homophobia. Like other forms of bullying, homophobic bullying can be physical, verbal or indirect. Often it is the language that can distinguish it from other forms and the motivation of the bullies is specific.
Research into the nature of bullying in schools is ongoing and new strategies are constantly evolving from the various agencies involved in this work. Anti-bullying strategies can always be improved, levels of bullying can always be reduced. Keep in touch with the latest up-to-date guidance here.
Bullying has been identified as among the biggest concerns that parents have about their children's safety at school. Bullying is also a big concern of young people themselves.
Below is a list of useful support groups and sites for young people
Discovering that your child is being bullied at school is undoubtedly distressing and as a parent you are right to want the bullying stopped. In this section we offer you guidance on how best to approach this issue with the school.
Below is a list of our partner organisations.
If you are being bullied:
This page contains examples of good practice provided by our schools, academies and partners.