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.