Out of school

Pupil Voice: the importance of having a safe space at school

Sometimes it may seem hard to control your behaviour. What may help is having somewhere where you can take a step back from it all and have a re-think – a safe space at school.

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Money and housing issues

Support at school for pupils who have been made homeless

Every day 60 children are made homeless in Scotland. A youth group from Shelter share their ideas for extra help that might make school easier for them.

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Bullying

Pupil voice: talking about bullying

It can take many forms, from teasing someone to online bullying through social media. Bullying affects lots of young people and happens in many schools – but it’s the way it’s dealt with which makes the difference between life and school being ok or not.

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LGBT

Supporting LGBT young people at school

If you’re questioning your sexuality or whether to come out at school, find out about ways that schools can support LGBT pupils.

Remember that you have the right to an education free from discrimination and bullying. You should not have to defend or hide who you truly are.

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Autism

Pupil voice: Jordan’s views on her life at school with autism

Friendships, the support base and bullying – young campaigner Jordan reflects on her time at school with autism

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Eating

Does worrying about how you look hold you back at school? Let’s get real…

If you find it hard to feel confident at school because of how you look, you’re not alone. Find out how the Be Real campaign is out to change our ideas about the ‘perfect body’.

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Bullying

One pupil’s advice if you’re being bullied


Bullying

A film about being bullied for having problems reading

Check out this film called Judged, by I am me Scotland. It’s one girl’s story of what it’s like to have dyslexia and be bullied about reading aloud in class. (more…)


Mental health

Looking for a counsellor?

Counselling is a safe space to talk about issues at school. Find out how to look for a counsellor near you.

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Disability

Feeling included at school when you have a learning disability

Did you know that about 1 in 50 people has a learning disability? Find out about support and how you can campaign for change.

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