Anti-Palestine Racism in Schools Register

Anti-Palestine Racism in Schools Register

The Anti-Palestinian Racism in Schools Register was set up following increasing incidents of teachers, school support staff, and parents and guardians being silenced and discriminated against for showing solidarity with Palestine since 7 October 2023.

The register provides a simple and secure way for teachers, school support staff, and parents and guardians to report incidents of anti-Palestinian racism and discrimination in their schools. The data is held securely and information is collected and held in confidence to be used on an anonymous basis within published research and statistical reporting of anti-Palestinian racism. No individual will ever be identified.

The purpose of this register is to collect information on anti-Palestinian racism and discrimination in schools, including how it is experienced, how often it is occurring and the impact it is having on teachers, school support staff, and parents in order to inform anti-racism action and public policy in schools.

APAN will engage trusted academic consultants to prepare an evidence-based public report outlining the frequency and nature of reported incidents and the impacts of anti-Palestinian racism on school communities.


What type of information do we collect about you and why do we need it?

We directly collect information from you when you use the Anti-Palestinian Racism in Schools Register (the Register) to report anti-Palestinian racism and discrimination.

We require you to provide your contact name and email or phone number because it is necessary for verification purposes, and to be able to contact you about your experience, if you consent for us to do so (we ask you for this consent just before you click to submit your report in the Register). This is because we need to be able to verify that you are a person and are genuinely making a report to the Register. If you do not provide us with your contact name and email or phone number, we are unable to use your report in research and publications.

We also collect information about you by asking you questions of your experience of anti-Palestinian racism and discrimination. Questions have been worded to avoid identification of anyone involved (eg: name of school, perpetrators and/or witnesses).

How will we store your information?

Only our researchers will have access to your information. Our researchers are bound by confidentiality obligations in dealing with your information. Your information will be securely stored on databases that are password protected and with strict access controls.

Will we share your information with anyone else?

If other advocates or organisations request information collected through this Register, we will determine whether it is appropriate to share information with them, separate from any information already publicly available. If we do share any information with third parties it will never include your personal information and any identifying details will be removed.

Will anyone ever know that the information disclosed in your report is about you?

Your name and email address or phone number will not be stored with the information about your experience that you report in the Register. Only our researchers will be able to see your contact details (and subject to strict controls – see “How will we store your information?” above). Any findings that we publish or report on from your experience will never identify you.

How long will we keep your information for?

Once we have verified the information relating to your report, we do not keep any identifiable information about you in the Register after 18 months, unless you have consented for us to be able to contact you. We will securely hold all other non-identifying information in your report for ongoing research purposes, such as those in the public interest and for historical research purposes.

What rights do you have over your information?

You can ask us at any time to access or correct the information that we hold about you or that you have shared in the register. You can contact us if you have any questions about how we are using your information or if you change your mind about any information you have provided to the Register or if you are not comfortable for us to contact you. You can let us know at any time that you would prefer we didn’t. You are free to withdraw your consent and report at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact [email protected] otherwise click here to find the register and share your experience.

Islamophobia Register Australia

Anti-Palestinian racism is also a specific and documented form of Islamophobia, and there is a documented alignment of anti-Palestinian sentiment and Islamophobia both pre-dating the current genocide and during it. We recommend that you also register your incident with the Islamophobia Register Australia by using their online reporting tool: Alternatively, you can call, SMS or send a voice memo with incident details to the Register on 0421 071 361.