TOP 10 WAYS TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE—FOR ALL

TOP 10 WAYS TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE—FOR ALL

The following was written by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

  1. Learn the Facts Students who are, or thought to be, LGBT are at a higher risk for depression, self-harm and dropping out of school.
  2. Understand the Language Respectful and appropriate language sets an understanding tone.
  3. Stop Bad Behavior Don’t ignore discrimination or harassment, or be paralyzed by fear. Inaction makes the classroom unsafe.
  4. Set the Policy Strong anti-harassment policies protect students and the school.
  5. Plan Schoolwide Activities Films, books and other activities offer opportunities to build community and understanding.
  6. Be Public Adults must publicly oppose bullying and support diversity.
  7. Address Cyber bullying
  8. Include cyber bullying in all anti-harassment policies.
  9. Train and Educate Everyone Train all adults—parents, teachers, administrators—to respond to bullying in ways that support every student.
  10. Work for Comprehensive Health Education Youth must have a clear understanding of their bodies and health.

Provide Resources Visit www.pflag.org/safeschools for a full set of resources you can use to make your school safer.

View the PDF:
http://pflag.dreamhosters.com/hosted-files/EP/PFLAG_SafeSchools_Booklet_USEME.pdf

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