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Bullying Motion, 23/07/12 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 23 July 2012 by Mary Fee (Lab) on homophobic bullying in schools.

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament commends the new research into the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people at school, The School Report: The experiences of gay young people in Britainís schools in 2012; understands that the research by the University of Cambridge found that, of the lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in Scottish secondary schools surveyed, 52% had experienced homophobic bullying, 26% had attempted to take their own lives and more than 54% deliberately harmed themselves, and notes the findings that homophobic bullying is lower in schools that explicitly state that it is wrong and that gay pupils in these schools are one and a half times more likely to be happy and enjoy going to school, twice as likely to say that there is an adult at school to whom they can talk about being gay and twice as likely to feel that their school is an accepting, tolerant place that makes them feel welcome.

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