Homophobic Bullying & Discrimination Workshop

Homophobic bullying and discrimination is present in schools across the UK and can have devastating effects on those victimised by the bullies. Pupils subjected to homophobic bullying, even those who are not gay, suffer damage to their self-esteem and mental health and may even self-harm or attempt suicide.

The trauma can cause school work to deteriorate along with attendance, with some children moving schools to escape. Bullying and discrimination are two sides of the same coin, and education is the only way in which the weed can be pulled up at the root.

2020 Dreams Homophobic Bullying and Discrimination workshops are an effective weapon in the arsenal of any school or young person’s institution looking for a fresh approach to tackling this scourge.

Using proven teaching techniques that really engage with students of all ages, 2020 Dreams can start to dismantle the prejudices that lie at the heart of homophobic behaviour and replace them with tolerance and, in some cases, even mutual respect.

Throughout the day the pupils responded with maturity

Pupils from year groups 5 to 10 attended a workshop focused on the theme ‘tolerance and respect’. Pupils discussed issues related to what it means to be tolerant and respectful of others. For the Junior pupils this specifically involved developing an understanding of how one should consider the feelings of others and reflect on the way some forms of behaviour may cause offence. For the Senior pupils the workshop focused on exploring what sexism and harassment means and how this can affect others. Throughout the day the pupils responded with maturity and provided some positive thoughts and opinions when considering these issues. Thank you!

G. Larcombe, Long Close School, Slough

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
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2019-06-26T10:14:01+00:00

G. Larcombe, Long Close School, Slough

Pupils from year groups 5 to 10 attended a workshop focused on the theme ‘tolerance and respect’. Pupils discussed issues related to what it means to be tolerant and respectful of others. For the Junior pupils this specifically involved developing an understanding of how one should consider the feelings of others and reflect on the way some forms of behaviour may cause offence. For the Senior pupils the workshop focused on exploring what sexism and harassment means and how this can affect others. Throughout the day the pupils responded with maturity and provided some positive thoughts and opinions when considering these issues. Thank you!

Cyber Bullying Seminar Was Great!

I would like to thank 2020 Dreams for the Cyber Bullying Seminar.

The workshops went really well and the facilitator was great he did a great job with our students he was able to to involve them in this hard topic in a very sensitive way.

N. Tedeschi. School and Vacation, Roma, Italy

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-20T15:57:39+00:00

N. Tedeschi. School and Vacation, Roma, Italy

I would like to thank 2020 Dreams for the Cyber Bullying Seminar. The workshops went really well and the facilitator was great he did a great job with our students he was able to to involve them in this hard topic in a very sensitive way.

The Sessions Went Well!

Thank you for providing the Confidence Building, Drugs Awareness and Gender Equality Workshops. All the workshops went well.

The children enjoyed their sessions and we look forward in working with you again.

L, Sherman. Head of PSHE, Aldenham School, Borehamwood, London.

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-20T15:21:58+00:00

L, Sherman. Head of PSHE, Aldenham School, Borehamwood, London.

Thank you for providing the Confidence Building, Drugs Awareness and Gender Equality Workshops. All the workshops went well. The children enjoyed their sessions and we look forward in working with you again.
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Those who are suffering at the hands of bullies will pick up new skills and strategies to empower themselves as well as learning where to go to if things get out of hand.

Key Statistics*

  • 96% of gay pupils hear homophobic remarks used in school.
  • 54% of young LGB people feel there are no adults at school with whom they can speak about their sexuality.
  • 6% of LGB pupils have been subjected to death threats.

*From Stonewall: London, 2012.

Types of Homophobic Bullying

In common with all types of bullying, there are many forms which homophobic bullying can take:

Physical bullying includes punching, kicking and any other violent attack, including aggressively or persistently entering personal space; verbal bullying might involve name-calling, inappropriate jokes and the spreading of rumours while social bullying covers exclusion or the ‘outing’ of LGBTQ people to those who are unaware of their sexuality.

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Cyber bullying is now a common manifestation of all types of bullying with mobile phones, social networks and the internet being used as part of hate campaigns against the bullies’ targets.

At the heart of all bullying is the abuse of power, while discrimination is fundamentally rooted in the fear of difference. Both of these concepts are fully explored in 2020 Dreams workshops through interactive role-plays and open discussion groups.

Homophobic Discrimination and the National Curriculum

Although homophobic discrimination is not discussed specifically in the National Curriculum, the topic can be discussed as part of a Citizenship lesson (mandatory in Key Stages Three and Four).

According to the Curriculum, Citizenship lessons should, “prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens,” which includes respecting other people’s freedoms and human rights. Workshops for older children could also incorporate the role of law in protecting people from homophobic persecution.

The forum discussions in our workshops can help pupils to practise and demonstrate the, “skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action.”

Why you Should Choose 2020 Dreams?

Homophobic discrimination and bullying are among the most sensitive topics that a school can address and booking an appropriate workshop should reflect that. 2020 Dreams employ mature facilitators with the skill and sensitivity to ensure no young person will be exposed to harm or embarrassment.

Our risk-assessed courses are meticulously prepared to be appropriate to the age group and background of the students involved, and while students are encouraged to speak openly, the bigger emphasis is on keeping them comfortable and protected.

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2020 Dreams Homophobic Bullying and Discrimination workshops can be delivered anywhere in the UK and can be customised to enhance existing programmes or projects.

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