Since 2012, the Dutch government has required curriculum on gender and gender diversity in secondary education.
In the Netherlands, where homosexuality is generally accepted by society, LGBT bullying has continued in schools. According to a survey by the Dutch National Bureau of Statistics, the chances of being bullied, such as through negative comments online, are twice as high for LGBT youth compared to others. Since 2012, the Dutch government has required curriculum on gender and gender diversity in secondary education. The curriculum aims to actively engage young students in discussions about gender diversity, using role play and dialogue.
The government is also collaborating with COC (a Dutch LGBT human rights organization) on suicide prevention among LGBT youth. In 2019, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, COC, 113 (a suicide prevention hotline), and MOVISIE (a social affairs research institute) joined forces to launch a large-scale campaign using famous YouTubers. The campaign covered gender diversity and the importance and difficulty of acceptance.