EHRC Good Relations in Schools Research

Date: 17th March 2014
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

Two anonymous surveys are being conducted as part of a project commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in Scotland to explore prejudice-based bullying and harassment in schools.

The project is being conducted by researchers from LGBT Youth Scotland and respectme.

Pupils' views and experiences

One survey is aimed at all secondary school pupils across Scotland. Pupils do not have to have experienced bullying to take part. The survey seeks to examine how schools speak about bullying and how to report bullying in school.

Pupils can also enter to win a £50 Amazon voucher by leaving their email address at the end. The survey should take 15 minutes.

Teachers' views and experiences

A second survey is aimed at secondary school teachers and aims to explore anti-bullying activities that teachers have taken part in and their experience of dealing with bullying incidents.

Survey responses will be used to identify ways in which reaction to and prevention of prejudice-based bullying and harassment bullying in schools are working well and might be improved.