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…)


LGBT

Stand up and speak out against homophobia

A great film showing we all have a part to play in stopping homophobic bullying.

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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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Bullying

Know your rights – feel safe

protect-from-discriminationDid you know that you have the right to be kept safe and protected against discrimination?

This is just one of a list of rights you have. Rights are like promises to young people to keep you safe, look after you and treat you fairly. Find out more about your rights from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner.


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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LGBT

Homophobia at school – being bullied about your sexual orientation

LGBT Youth Scotland film for people who are being bullied or are just trying to work out who they really are…

Lots of schools now have LGBT societies and groups you can join to get support.