Emma Seith

‘We need to hold the line on what is acceptable’

The vitriol of Brexit and the US election campaign are contributing to bullying and discrimination in schools – but there is much that can be done, finds Emma Seith

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When Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women – which he dismissed as “locker-room banter” – came to light, they quickly spread all over the news. Other campaign lows also garnered huge amounts of attention, including the now president-elect pledging to ban all Muslims from the US and mocking a disabled journalist.

Meanwhile, on these shores, the vote in June to break away from the European Union was fuelled by the pro-leave lobby preying upon people’s fears of migrants and refugees.

Scotland did not vote for Brexit, but schools have still had to deal with the fallout from the vitriol spouted ...

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