Schools Project - homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime
Homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime are particularly serious. They attack people's right to feel safe and confident about their sexual orientation and their gender identity. As with all incidents and crimes that are motivated by prejudice and hate, they have a devastating effect on those who are targeted.
CPS North West has worked with the Ministry of Justice, Stonewall and Gendered Intelligence to develop a free educational resource pack aimed at tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying and hate crime amongst young people. It contains video clips, information and lesson plans, to help teachers to explore these issues. We hope the resources will increase young people's understanding about homophobic and transphobic prejudice, educate them about their responsibilities as citizens and provide them with the knowledge and skills to help them challenge the attitudes and behaviours that lead to bullying and hate crime.
Young people from the Sheena Amos Youth Trust, UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire), Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College and LGBT Youth North West helped to devise and act out the dramatised scenarios in the resource. They are based on the real life experiences of the young people and the adult role models who took part in the project.
The downloads below contain a PowerPoint for the CPS LGBT Hate Crime Pack and a PDF of the entire teaching pack.
You will need to download a .zip (compressed) file from the appropriate link below. Please note that these are large (1.09gb) files, which will take some time to download, particularly if you do not have a fast internet connection. We suggest that you store the files contained in the .zip file in a specially created folder on your laptop or your school's server.
- PC PowerPoint (uses clips as .wmv files which run using Windows Media Player on
- Mac PowerPoint (uses clips as QuickTime files which run using Quicktime Player
on a Mac)
- Download the Teacher Pack pdf - pdf document, approx 3.5mb
Alternatively hard copies, containing a printed Teacher Pack and these files on a DVD, including both PC and Mac versions, plus signed and subtitled alternatives, are available from email@example.com while stocks last.
Instructions for use:
1.Click the link above.
2.click 'save' on the dialog box.
3.create or choose a folder into which to save the zip file.
4.Extract the files from the .zip folder to that folder.
5.Open the folder. Click on the PowerPoint slideshow and wait while it loads. (If a security message is displayed as the presentation is loading, please accept external content.)