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Delaware Offers Free Online LGBTQ Anti-Bullying Training For Teachers

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DELAWARE - According to a 2009 GLSEN National Climate Survey, LGBTQ students are three to four times more likely to attempt suicide and seven times more likely to experience verbal and physical violence – which is why the state of Delaware is asking teachers to take a free, interactive online training program that provides techniques to address the issue.

It's called Kognito Step In, Speak Up Anti-bullying Training. The program first introduces you to three teenagers who help you understand the challenges that LGBTQ students face. It then walks you through a real-life bullying situation in a classroom setting and helps you practice intervening.

Then you'll have a one-on-one conversation with a student who's being picked on and you'll learn some support strategies. Intervention is key - research shows that when adults respond quickly and consistently, it can stop bullying over time and possibly safe a life.

Although this training program targets educators in Delaware, state officials say anyone who works with children in any capacity is more than welcome to participate.

To access the link to the online training program, click here.

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