Friday, 13 April 2007

Teachers blame 'Life on Mars' for rise in 'homophobic bullying'

Television shows such as Life on Mars, which contain dialogue deemed belittling to gay people, risk fuelling a rise in homophobic bullying in schools, a teachers' leader warned yesterday.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, was speaking after a survey revealed that gay teachers were more likely to be singled out for taunts by pupils than any other group. Read more

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