YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ranked by Scopus. (c) IARS Publications ISSN 2056-2969

Cowley, J. (2012) Homophobic Bullying in Northern Ireland’s Schools Perspectives from Young People

Research suggests that Northern Ireland has the highest rate of homophobic violence in the United Kingdom. Young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people have been indicated to be at a higher risk of school bullying than young people in general. The ramifications of this have been stress and mental health problems including clinical depression, self-harm and suicide for the young people targeted. Academically, young LGBT people who were bullied attained less than expected and reported higher truancy levels as well as an earlier school leaving age. The article describes homophobic bullying, and discusses its prevalence. It gives the opinions and accounts of two young people who have experienced homophobic bullying, and offers evidence-based suggestions on how to tackle and prevent homophobic bullying.

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

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This entry was posted on February 6, 2012 by in Equality and Diversity, Hate Crime, Uncategorized and tagged , , .

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Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications, an independent small publisher specialising in social and political sciences 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7PL, UK. (c) IARS Publications.

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