Q&A | How do we deal with violence in Canadian schools?
Our journalists and experts answer your questions
What can parents do to address violence in our schools? And what can students do if they're being targeted or they see it happening to someone else? Marketplace's David Common, CBC data journalist Valérie Ouellet and youth advocate Karyn Kennedy talked about our investigation into school violence and helped answer some of your questions.
More than one-third of students between the ages of 14 and 21 say they were physically assaulted at least once before reaching high school, according to a survey commissioned as part of our School Violence series. It was conducted by Mission Research for CBC News.
The survey examined the impact of peer-on-peer violence on students and parents.
The results reveal 41 per cent of boys say they were physically assaulted at high school, 26 per cent of girls say they experienced unwanted sexual contact at school, and one in four students first experienced sexual harassment or assault before Grade 7.
If you're not getting the help you need from the adults in your life, you can reach out to Kids Help Phone by texting CONNECT to 686868 or by calling 1-800-668-6868.
Did you see or experience a violent incident at your school? It's important to report what happened. Here are some helpful tips for how to do it safely.
If you're a parent and looking for help on how to talk to your child about reporting violence, here are some helpful tips.
- Do you have a story of school violence? Share it with us at email@example.com.
CBC News consulted with Tracy Vaillancourt, a violence prevention expert at the University of Ottawa, Debra J. Pepler, co-founder of PREVNet and distinguished research professor at York University, and Wendy Craig, director of PREVNet when writing these tips.