School Violence Against LGBT-Q: A Review Study


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School Violence, LGBT-Q, Review, School Violence Against LGBT-Q

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School violence refers to any form of violence or aggression that occurs within or around a school setting. It can take many different forms, including physical violence, verbal abuse, bullying, harassment, and sexual assault. Research has shown that LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Queer/Questioning) students are at higher risk of experiencing bullying, harassment, and violence in school compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers. The violence can take many forms, including physical violence, verbal abuse, cyberbullying, and exclusion or isolation from peer groups. School violence against LGBTQ+ students is a serious problem that can lead to feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, and a sense of being unsafe at school. It can also result in lower academic performance, absenteeism, and dropping out of school. To address school violence against all students including LGBTQ+ students, it is important to create a safe and inclusive school environment that respects and values the diversity of all students where feel accepted and valued for who they are, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It is also important to promote a culture of respect and inclusion, provide opportunities for dialogue and education on LGBTQ+ issues, celebrate the diversity of all students, implement policies that prohibit bullying and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and provide training to teachers, staff, and students on how to prevent and respond to such incidents. Providing access to mental health services and counseling can also be helpful for students who are struggling with the emotional impact of school violence.

 

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ÖZDERE, M. (2023). School Violence Against LGBT-Q: A Review Study. ISPEC International Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 7(2), 363–381. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7987868

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