International Conference on Prejudice-based Bullying (Paisley) – Wednesday January 29

In an era of Brexit and divisive political rhetoric, children and young people are exposed to a growing climate of racism, Islamophobia, homophobia and intolerance that is having a detrimental effect on their peer relationships.

It is in recognition of this important issue that the University of the West of Scotland would like to invite you to take part in an international conference that aims to bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners to collectively reflect on the current state of knowledge about prejudice-based bullying and how it can be prevented.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dorothy Espelage, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The conference will cover all forms of prejudice-based bullying including:

  • Racist bullying
  • Homophobic and transphobic bullying
  • Socioeconomic prejudice
  • Religious prejudice
  • Physical appearance stigma including weight-related stigma

The main themes of the conference include:

  • The psychological, social and societal factors shaping children and young people’s experiences of prejudice-based bullying
  • The impact of prejudice-based bullying on children and young people
  • Bystander reactions to prejudice-based bullying
  • The ‘lived experience’ of prejudice-based bullying
  • Interventions and policies targeting prejudice-based bullying

The conference is free to attend and there is a limited number of travel bursaries available upon application.

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