Stonewall Anti-Bullying Week is 14-18 November. This year’s theme is ‘Stop and think – words can hurt’. Find out how you can get involved in Stonewall’s campaign to tackle homophobic bullying and language.
Visit http://www.stonewall.org.uk/ for more info.
‘Stonewall’s Education for All campaign works to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying in schools and create an inclusive learning environment. I support Stonewall’s work because, as a parent, I want to know that in the future my children can attend a school where diversity is valued and they can be themselves.’
‘I am passionate about tackling bullying and homophobia in sports, which is why I set up the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation and why I support Stonewall’s Education for All campaign. Homophobic bullying doesn’t just affect young lesbian, gay and bisexual people, it can affect any young people perceived to be different, and stop them from achieving their potential, but we don’t have to stand for this. Stonewall resources are now in every school, helping to tackle homophobic prejudice and bullying.’
?I know from personal experience just how devastating homophobic bullying can be. It can crush a child?s spirit and smother his or her self-esteem – and the psychological damage it causes can continue through adult life. Thankfully, Stonewall is on hand to fight homophobic bullying and to give all children the chance to become the individuals they?re meant to be and to grow up loving themselves.?