While we generally focus on bullying issues that cover all areas, here are some specific Bullying Facts In Canada to keep in mind for our fellow Canadian readers. Most bullying issues are not location specific, but there are laws, specific incidents and history to consider for your own area that may have an effect on how you are able to deal with things as you have bullying incidents come up.
Bullying Facts In Canada
- 1 in 7 kids in school in Canada have been a victim of bullying in school this year
- 1 in 5 kids in school in Canada have witnessed cyberbullying against their friends and peers
- Between 10%-15% of students in high school are being bullied today
- 11% of high school students have bullied younger kids this year
- 64% of students in Canada feel that bullying is normal and common place in their classrooms
- 40% of students have tried to intervene when they witnessed bullying
- Up to 33% of students believe that bullying can be okay sometimes
- 2 in every 5 parents report that their child has been a victim of cyberbullying
- 38% of those bullied online are girls with only 26% being boys.
- The most common form of bullying is now cyberbullying
- Canada has been found to be 9th out of 35 countries in bullying in 13 year olds
- 47% of Canadian parents report that their child has been a victim of bullying
- 40% of those employed in Canada report they are bullied on a weekly basis.
- Bullying peaks for boys in or around 9th grade, but for girls that peaks in 6th grade
These statistics are dismal and create fear in parents of students in Canada. The reality that your child is likely to be a victim of bullying in the classroom is more than obvious with these statistics. What can we do to prevent bullying in classrooms in Canada and around the world?
- Continue to educate and be an advocate for your child
- Don’t back down when your child is a victim of bullying
- Raise awareness in your community about the long term damage of bullying
These bullying facts in Canada are eye opening for parents of children in the school system. We cannot continue to overlook what our children are dealing with in their schools, on the bus or in the playground. Too many children are becoming victims of bullies and we must do something to stop this. Advocating for changes in school policies is one of the first things you can do outside your home. Continue to build confidence in your children so they know the can overcome bullying.
Do any of these bullying facts in Canada surprise you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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