Better Managing Homophobia

Tiffany Jones, Kristy L. Tyrell

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    Abstract

    School safety is a concern for any student.Despite years of research into bullying, somestudents remain bigger targets for bullyingthan others. Worse, some bullying remainsmore accepted. Homophobia is a commonform of bullying, with 38 per cent of samesexattracted youth reporting unfair treatmenton the basis of their sexuality. Withone in 10 students experiencing same-sexattraction nationally, this is a form of bullyingthat demands immediate attention fromboth school bodies and teaching staff.Surveys conducted by the Writing ThemselvesIn team, headed by Dr Lynne Hillier,at the Australian Research Centre for Sex,Health and Society at La Trobe University,Melbourne, have provided startling evidenceto support the need for greater interventionin schools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)62-63
    Number of pages2
    JournalTeacher
    Volume205
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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    Jones, T., & Tyrell, K. L. (2009). Better Managing Homophobia. Teacher, 205, 62-63.