(London Daily Mail) Children as young as three are being branded racists, homophobes and bigots over playground taunts.
Thousands of pupils are being reported for so-called hate crimes after using innocuous words such as 'Chinese boy', 'Somalian' or 'gay'.
Teachers also log insults like 'doughnut' and 'fat bucket of KFC'. Even calling a pupil a 'girl' can be classified as abuse.
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Schools file the incidents for local education authorities. The details are also passed to Ofsted inspectors who are required to assess how teachers deal with bullying.
Records of a child's 'prejudice-related' behaviour can be passed to their next school, potentially casting a shadow over their secondary education.