In this podcast, I speak with M.K. Strohman, a school social worker in Pennsylvania, a member of the LGBTQ community, and an advocate for LGBTQ students – for all students. Together we discuss things schools do that are, and are not, helpful in making their students feel safe and accepted.
This morning I couldn’t sleep. I was up, at 3:30 am, thinking about the students I’ve spoken with in my podcasts, thinking about how many adults – adults who are charged with keeping students safe – are letting those students down. These were my thoughts.
First, Ensure that Your School’s Anti-Bullying Policy Specifies Protections for LGBTQ+ Students It is vital to specifically designate anti-bullying protections for students based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Schools must first ensure that their anti-bullying policy enumerates protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Such enumerations clearly reduceContinue reading “School Anti-Bullying Policy”