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More than half of non-white pupils racially bullied

SAD: New report shows that teachers do not know how to effectively deal with racially-motivated bullying

MORE THAN half of ethnic minority pupils are bullied at school because of their race, according to a new report.

The research by Northern Ireland Council revealed that many schools were unable to effectively deal with the problem of racially-motivated bullying, while a number of teachers said they need more training to tackle the issue.

Jacquie Reid from the Ulster Teachers' Union told the BBC: "The department [of education] needs to looks at the specific issues - they need to look at good practice.”

“They need to put the training and the information in for teachers and they also need some sort of monitoring system," she added.

The study comes after a recent report released by race campaigners Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC), found that Just 39 per cent of teachers said they had received specific training in dealing with cases of racism at school.

SRTRC also found that at least one in eight teachers witnessed racism amongst pupils.

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