All students deserve to go to school in an environment that is safe and respectful, and schools have an obligation to protect students from bullying and gender-based harassment. Unfortunately, many transgender youth feel unprotected: according to a recent national GLSEN study, 75% of transgender youth feel unsafe at school. These students had significantly lower GPAs, were more likely to miss school due to concerns of their safety, and were less likely to plan on continuing their education.
Reporting bullying and harassment to a friendly teacher, counselor, or administrator is important. For more information about what to do if you’re experiencing bullying or harassment, check out these resources: