Resources to train individuals into accepting the others next to them, no matter how they look and what they are, are very valuable. Knowledge is the key to the development of society and knowledge can only be acquired through education. This is why training individuals, adults of all professions, teachers and educators by providing them with strategies that would prevent and address issues of anti-gay bullying and harassment is necessary. The goal is to show people that anti-gay harassment occurs much more often than they think and that it needs to stop. Studies prove that individuals who had been the victims of such harassments in their childhood have been seriously and permanently impacted by them. Their psychological development had to suffer. By preventing these events from happening, the safety of children in school is increased. This is very important, since school is the place where children are on their own and their parents cannot protect them.
It appears that even teachers and educators fail to detect cases of anti-gay harassment or that when they do they choose to ignore them. This is obviously damaging for the victim but also for society itself and for the environment at school. Harmed children can become psychologically damaged and could do things that no one would expect them to do such as commit suicide or anything else as crazy as this. Protecting these individuals from the repercussions that harassment has on them can only be done through education. Educators and adults in general must be trained to detect cases of harassment and to educate children about tolerance. Tolerance is the key to success in such strategies and if everyone could accept that people have the right to be different, such acts in school would cease to exist. Until then, most children are at risk of being bullied.