Bias-Based Bullying

Taking a proactive approach to end bias-based bullying will positively affect every student in your school.

What Do You Say to “That’s So Gay?” (Elementary version)

What Do You Say To "That’s So Gay" And Other Anti-LGBTQ Comments? (K- 12 version)
See simple ways to interrupt hurtful behavior.

Be prepared for students' questions or put-downs on gender.
Find ideas for how to respond when a student says, "Aisha looks like a boy!"  or “Why does Martin like Pink?”

What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying, and Bystanders
See experienced educators in action using Welcoming Schools’ lessons inclusive of LGBTQ topics.  Engage students in real conversations on bias and bullying. Welcoming Schools’ Short Professional Development Film

Lesson plans on bias-based bullying, gender and families.
All are aligned with the Common Core Standards.

Lesson Plan: “Making Decisions: Ally or Bystander.” 
Help students think about they can do when they see bullying happening.

Check out books that engage students on bullying, bias and sticking up for one another.

A Few Facts: Bias, Bullying, and Bystanders
Some compelling data to show the extent and impact of bias-based bullying.

Bias, Bullying and Bystanders: Tips for Elementary School Educators.  (change PDF on this page)

Contact Welcoming Schools about professional development training for your school or district.
Ensure that the educators and staff in your school or district have the skills to interrupt hurtful behavior and to develop a welcoming school environment where all students can thrive.