During the COVID-19 quarantine, educators across the country are learning how to continue to provide a safe and affirming experience for LGBTQ students via distance learning. Recent data supports the need for educator action and focus: According to HRC’s 2018 LGBTQ Youth Report: 67% of LGBTQ students hear their families make negative comments about LGBTQ … Continued
Fakhra Shah knows first-hand what it’s like to be on the receiving end of anti-Muslim slurs and stereotyping. Growing up Muslim in the Bay Area, she’s experienced them her whole life. As a social studies teacher at Mission High School in San Francisco, one of Shah’s primary goals is to prevent bullying by teaching respect … Continued
Shortly after the election, one of my Muslim students told me that her family received a note in their mailbox that said it was “Time to move. Trump won and is coming for you.”
Educators across the nation are reporting that the inflammatory rhetoric from Donald Trump has led to an increase in student bullying and anxiety.
More than half of young people report being cyber bullied, and between 10 and 20 percent report being cyber bullied regularly.
For the bullied student, the issues are the same wherever I’ve been. Who can I trust? Who will hear me? And who will help me?