Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying assembly

Secondary

This short assembly from Barnardo’s raises awareness regarding prejudice against LGBTQ+ people.

This assembly explains that bullying can happen to any age group, young and old. It also shares terms and words that can be offensive to LGBTQ+ individuals that some people may use on purpose, or that they might not understand are offensive.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 11 to 13
  • use with whole classes or year groups

 This assembly serves as a brief introduction to issues around LGBTQ+ bullying, and would be best used as part of scheme of work on LGBTQ+ issues.

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Respectful relationships, including friendships

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· how stereotypes, in particular stereotypes based on sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, can cause damage (e.g. how they might normalise non-consensual behaviour or encourage prejudice)

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Diversity & Inclusion

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

· Investigate factors that influence individual and group identity

· Investigate ways in which individuals and groups express their identity

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Social wellbeing

· As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.

· I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our lives and wellbeing

Progression step 3: I have an understanding of the rules, norms and behaviours of different groups and situations, and I recognise that these have an influence on me.

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