A small but vocal lobby – some aided by US conservatives – have drawn battle lines around unisex bathrooms and gender pronouns.
Children who are bullied in school are at higher risk for depression and anxiety later in life.
Bullied teens reported heightened anxiety when they were attending in-person school, but not when they were attending online school.
Those who oppose inclusive teaching content often claim to be representing parents’ views. The evidence from a large national survey of parents shows those claims are very wrong.
Conflicts at recess, averaging one every three minutes, greatly disrupt children’s play activities. However, a well-designed school layout can reduce the problem.
The impacts of the pandemic on students and the stigma of having had COVID-19 could be leading to bullying. It’s a complex situation, requiring schools, parents and medical experts to work together.
A recent report shows alarming rates of homophobic language used in Australian schools. And worse, it shows that, at least from the perspective of students, teachers rarely intervene.
We often hear of sexual harassment and bullying of a sexual nature being perpetrated by men/boys against women/girls. But it happens within groups too
Pupils who are victimised at school tend to perform poorly academically, are regularly absent from school, suffer psychological trauma and may eventually drop out of school.
If you’re considering homeschooling because your child seems to do better at home, but are unsure if it’s the right thing to do, here are five things to take into account.
A study compared students’ performance in schools that had banned mobiles and schools that hadn’t. They found students who weren’t allowed to use mobile phones in class had higher test scores.
Many anti-bullying programs used in schools are based on theoretical concepts of what may work. Very few of them have been scientifically evaluated, and some may make things worse for victims.
Children abused at home may not be safer at school – in fact the lockdown may have made life easier for children at risk, and their parents.
Asian students were bullied and excluded during the SARS outbreak. Here’s how we can get schools to help prevent that happening again.
To understand why young people may become bullies we need to consider some of the less visible ways they are exposed to power inequalities and violence.
Many anti-bullying programs in schools rely on witnesses to stand up to bullies. This is good in theory but an evaluation of such programs has found in some cases, interference can worsen the problem.
From ‘13 Reasons Why’ to real-life events, there’s been increased scrutiny on the link between bullying and suicide. However, research shows that we may not be getting the full picture.
Fear of repercussions and the feeling of not being taken seriously are two reasons why children who are bullied don’t seek help from teachers.
The most effective weapons in the fight to stop LGBTQ bullying might just be quite simple – young people coming together to talk, laugh and share their lives.