Gender Stereotyping and Identity

Young children receive many powerful messages about gender roles and gender identity. These gender roles pressure students to conform to behaviors that may limit their full developmental potential.

Children who do not adopt the traditional gender roles are often targeted for harassment and bullying. Gender based name-calling is among most common in elementary school.

Check out Welcoming Schools’ Resources on Gender

Books for Students and Adults

Lesson Plans: Helping All Children Thrive

Contact Welcoming Schools About Trainings

For ideas and trainings to develop a school that feels safe for all children so that they can thrive in your school.