What you can do

The School Report

The School Report (2012) presents the findings in Wales from a Stonewall and University of Cambridge survey of young people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (or think they might be) on their experiences in secondary schools of homophobic and biphobic bullying, their school’s response to bullying, and the inclusion of LGB issues in the curriculum.

The School Report (2012)

Key findings 

  • More than half (55 per cent) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people experience homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools.
  • Almost all (99 per cent) lesbian, gay and bisexual young people hear phrases such as ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in school.
  • Only half of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils report that their schools say homophobic bullying is wrong.
  • Three in five lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils who experience homophobic bullying say that this impacts on their school work.
  • More than half (53 per cent) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people are never taught anything about LGB issues at school.
  • Just one in five (22 per cent) discuss lesbian, gay and bisexual people or their relationships in sex and relationship education.
  • Two in five (41 per cent) lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils who experience homophobic bullying say they deliberately harm themselves directly because of the bullying.
  • Two in five (41 per cent) lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils who experience homophobic bullying attempt or think about taking their own life directly because of the bullying.