Understanding the data on bullying, gender, families, and LGBTQ youth helps communicate the need for a welcoming school.

A look at the research provides insight into:

  • How large a problem bullying based upon bias really is;
  • How much bullying and social norms in a school are based upon gender stereotyping;
  • The diversity of the American family, and
  • Research-proven ways to reduce prejudice and bias.

Did you know?

  • 4 out of 5 students who are harassed are targeted at school because of their identity including race, national origin, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation, religion or ability.
  • Students of color and LGBTQ students are more likely to be disciplined than their white, non-LGBTQ peers. Students with intersectional identities, such as Black transgender youth or gay undocumented youth, are at an even greater risk.
  • 1 in 7 LGB students were afraid to go to school at least once in the past month. This is twice the rate of heterosexual students.
  • Over 6 million children and adults in the U.S. have an LGBTQ parent.

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Key Data to Support Developing a Welcoming School

For all students to thrive academically and socially, it is critical to create a welcoming school environment.

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