Anti-Bullying Week - what can libraries do?

December 02, 2015

Tagged with: Children & young people, LGBTQIA people

Anti-Bullying Week 2015 ran from 16-20 November 2015.

This blogpost outlines some of the background issues, and suggests ways in which libraries can support the Week, and how school and public libraries can contribute to challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment.

It also includes links to websites and organisations for young people, and for teachers and librarians, as well as a list of further reading.

"For young people, being bullied is one of the severest crises they face. By intervening, as we have suggested here, libraries can again demonstrate their key role in times of crisis, offering information, support, a place to be welcome and to be oneself, and a place of safety."