Queen’s Park Hopes New Measures Will Curb Schoolyard Bullying

Survey, Reviews, and More Training for Educators

The Province’s education ministry is introducing some new measures it hopes will help curb bullying in schools.

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce highlighted the steps taken today, including a review of school reporting practices on bullying, and training for educators in anti-bullying and de-escalation techniques.

“We are taking action to root out bullying in our schools with one aim – keeping Ontario’s students safe,” said Minister Lecce. “We are working to change the culture to one where everyone sees the inherent dignity and the value of a person, irrespective of their faith, heritage or orientation or race or their income, to build a more accepting and inclusive province.”

Lecce says his ministry will also review the definition of bullying in ministry practices to ensure it reflects today’s realities. A province-wide survey will also be conducted to better understand students’ experiences with bullying.