Muslim Abuse 'Rising in Schools'

November 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

Teachers have been warned that bullying prompted by Islamophobia is on the rise in schools across the country.

Schools minister Jim Knight reminded teachers, at a conference, of new ways to deal with bullying through the internet and mobile phones.

This includes the right to ban mobile phones from school classrooms.

Chris Keates of the NASUWT teaching union, who hosted the conference in London, said: "Everyone must play their part in banishing bullying."