Racism in Schools

Every day, one in five school students in Australia experience racism.

School is the predominant location for racism to occur among children, with the majority of perpetrators being other students (Centre for Multicultural Youth 2014.) The most common form is students telling other students they don’t belong, manifesting through being called names / teased, being left out, or being spat on, pushed or hit (Killen, Mulvey, & Hitti, 2013; Priest et al 2014).

All Together Now has created an evidence-based app Kids Together Now that teaches students between Year 2 (8 years old) and Year 4 (10 years old) how to identify and challenge non race-based and race-based exclusion.

The app is freely accessible here.