Homophobic bullying in youth sport

Last updated: 03 Feb 2014 Topics: Anti-bullying

This CPSU briefing (PDF) provides a definition of homophobic bullying, statistics and recommendations for how to prevent and respond to incidents of homophobia.

Outline of contents

      • Background
      • Values
      • Impact
      • Challenging myths
      • Prevention
      • Recognition
      • Responding to homophobic bullying
      • Legislation
      • Conclusions
      • Glossary of terms

Related resources

For resources and advice on protecting LGBT young people, see our topic page on LGBT young people in sport.

Support for young people

Many young lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people have difficult experiences when they reveal their sexual orientation or identity, but there is support available – visit Childline's sexual identity pages to find out more.

Bullying can take place at school, at a sports club or online. For more information about homophobic and other types of bullying, visit Childline's bullying pages.

Download the briefing (PDF)