I wanted to write to you about Stonewall’s feature film - “FIT” - a new free resource for teachers to help them tackle homophobic bullying in schools.
Research by Stonewall, the national lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) equality charity, states that two thirds of LGB young people experience homophobic bullying. Furthermore, in 2009 YouGov research for Stonewall, nine in ten secondary school teachers say children and young people – regardless of their sexual orientation – experience homophobic bullying, yet ninety per cent have never had training to tackle it.
As I am a former pupil of your school / my son/daughter attends your school, I am keen to know what you and the school are doing to ensure that all pupils are protected from homophobic bullying. FIT is an interactive DVD and the perfect resource for teachers to use in classrooms. It introduces the topic sensitively and promotes discussion around the consequences of anti-gay prejudice, discrimination and the now widespread use of homophobic language by young people.
To find out more about Stonewall’s work to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, and more about FIT, the movie, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08000 50 20 20 for more information.