Bullying Myth #11: When bullies use homophobic taunts they’re always referring to the victim’s sexual orientation

Increasingly, bullies taunt other kids by calling them “gay,” even though neither party actually knows what the word means — especially in the younger grades. “This is where parental and social modeling come into effect,” Author John Mayer says. Kids hear the word used as a putdown, and they repeat it. “They’re mimicking language,” heContinue reading “Bullying Myth #11: When bullies use homophobic taunts they’re always referring to the victim’s sexual orientation”