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Racist bullying in schools and child mental health

Liz Blamire

8th March 2023

Research carried out in Scotland found that racist bullying of school children results in poorer mental health, loneliness and an increase in negative coping behaviours such as substance misuse.

You can read the original research article in full Bullying Victimization Due to Racial, Ethnic, Citizenship and/or Religious Status: A Systematic Review alongside a explanatory commentary written by the research author in The Conversation here: Children facing racist bullying at school need support from teachers – but many don’t get it

Liz Blamire

Liz is the current tutor2u subject lead for Health and Social Care. She is a former NHS midwife, who has worked in community, birth centre and acute hospital settings. Liz is an SSAT Accredited Lead Practitioner, who has taught Health and Social Care in FE and secondary schools, where she was a successful HOD. Liz is an experienced senior examiner and author.

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