Sexual Orientation

Evidence of homophobic bullying suggests that children and young people who are gay or lesbian (or perceived to be) face a higher risk of victimisation than their peers.

Homophobic bullying is perhaps the form of bullying least likely to be self-reported, since disclosure carries risks not associated with other forms of bullying. The pupil may not want to report bullying if it means ‘coming out’ to teachers and parents before they are ready to.  Children and young people can also be targeted due to family members identifying as lesbian or gay.

Did you find what you were looking for?

Please give us your name, email address and any comments you have.

Last updated: 16 October 2015

Bookmark with:

What are these?