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Updated bullying guidance issued to Church of England Schools.

Updated bullying guidance issued to Church of England Schools.

Primary schoolchildren should be free to dress up in a tiara or superhero cloak without comment from teachers or pupils, the Church of England has said.

In bullying guidance issued to its schools, the Church said pupils should be free to explore "who they might be".

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the guidance would help schools spread the Christian message "without exception or exclusion".

LGBT charity Stonewall said the advice would help to prevent bullying.

The advice comes as polling for the Anti-Bullying Alliance showed that two in five children "hide aspects of themselves" for fear of being bullied.

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