Tag Archive | bullying

US: New Youth Survey Shows Post-Election Spike in Bullying

US: New Youth Survey Shows Post-Election Spike in Bullying

Yesterday (18th January) the HRC Foundation released the results of a groundbreaking post-election survey of more than 50,000 young people ages 13-18 revealing the deeply damaging fallout the November election has had on youth across the United States. The online survey, believed to be the largest ever of its kind, found that 70 percent of respondents […]

Study: It Doesn’t ‘Get Better’ For Some LGBT Students – Some Have Lasting Mental Health Problems

Study: It Doesn’t ‘Get Better’ For Some LGBT Students – Some Have Lasting Mental Health Problems

Some LGBT youth may experience lasting mental health problems as a result of long-term bullying. Since 2010, more than 613,000 people have pledged to combat bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens as part of the “It Gets Better” campaign. And a new Northwestern Medicine study has found that most adolescents would agree […]

HRC: LGBT Youth Deserve To Learn in Environments Free From Harassment, Bullying

HRC: LGBT Youth Deserve To Learn in Environments Free From Harassment, Bullying

Newly reintroduced Safe Schools Improvement Act would require school districts to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment  Yesterday (29th), the Human Rights Campaign, the U.S.’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised the bipartisan reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) […]

Opinion: Christmas Wish to End Homophobic Bullying

Opinion: Christmas Wish to End Homophobic Bullying

Scott De Buitléir writes about a recent weekend in London, and a realistic Yuletide wish  My boyfriend and I took a trip over to London for the weekend, something I had been looking forward to for ages. London at Christmastime is just magical, energetic, and just as romantic as I had hoped. We weren’t the only […]

UN Commissioner for Human Rights – All LGBTI Children Have The Right To Safety & Equality

UN Commissioner for Human Rights – All LGBTI Children Have The Right To Safety & Equality

In a human rights comment note published on October 2nd, the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, highlighted rights abuses faced by LGBTI young people and declared that all LGBTI children have the right to “safety and equality” According to the Commissioner: “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often […]

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

Archbishop of Canterbury to Implement Anti-Homophobic Bullying Measures in CoE Schools

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev. Justin Welby, has announced the introduction of new measures to counteract homophobic bullying in schools run by the Church of England, calling such behaviour “anathema” to Christian practice. Writing for the i newspaper, Justin Welby acknowledged that despite recent progress, “homophobic bullying is still widespread in schools” in British schools. With almost a […]

Watch: Stand Up For Your Friends

BeLonG To have released a moving new video to highlight homophobic and transphobic bullying in Irish schools, as part of their annual Stand Up! campaign. The video shows a teenage girl, getting ready for her debs ball, being the target of homophobia by her schoolmates. Research funded by the Department of Education and Skills and carried […]