Educators can be powerful agents of change in young people’s lives.
On the pages for Educators, we hope that you’ll:
- Gain new information about bullying.
- Learn strategies for helping to prevent and deal with bullying at school.
- Find some helpful materials from the Stop Bullying Now! Campaign that you can use to help students in your school and community.
Bullying Among Children and Youth on Perceptions and Differences in Sexual Orientation
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often, it is repeated over time. Children and youth who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), or are perceived to be so, can face unrelenting teasing and bullying by their peers. Because this aggression can be sexual in nature, the effects closely resemble those of sexual harassment and in some cases may constitute sexual harassment. Read more…