Teachers report ‘racist bullying’

Nearly half of teachers say racist bullying is a problem in their schools, a survey has found. A Teachers TV survey of 802 teachers found two thirds said their schools had no policy on such bullying, and many worried about religious intolerance.

A third of teachers said more training would help them tackle the problem. The government said all schools should have a strong anti-bullying policy, which should also include measures to tackle racist bullying.

Teachers TV questioned 802 teachers to coincide with its anti-racism week. One in five said they were aware of Islamophobia in their schools.

BBC News, 24 April 2009