If you want to ask about the situation of school violence in Canada,
he will probably say that his students are well protected.
But if you go directly to the students,
then at least three or four of the ten students will tell you that
they have played on campus.
This is the result of a survey commissioned by the
CBC commissioned by the Ontario Research Center Mission Research.
The reporter responsible for conducting the campus violence investigation
originally planned to start with the data held by the school and the local education bureaus.
But they found that many schools are reluctant to disclose information about
campus violence for reputation reasons,
and Canada does not have national data on this.
They therefore decided to directly inform students
about the situation through questionnaires.
4,000 Canadian high school or secondary school graduates
aged 14 to 21 participated in the survey.
Among them, more than one-third said
they had been beaten at least once on campus before going to high school.
This proportion is higher among boys,
and four out of every ten boys
have been attacked on campus,
including punching, kicking, biting or slapping.
After entering high school, one out of every five boys
was threatened with weapons.
Girls are more threatened by involuntary sexual contact
and start quite early.
One in every twenty-five girls encountered
involuntary sexual contact on campus during the fourth grade.
This ratio rose to one in seven in the seventh grade.
On the afternoon of the 7th of this month, at the Churchill High School in Hamilton, Ontario,
14-year-old ninth grade student Devan Bracci-Selvey
was stabbed to death behind the school.
His mother said that since the school started in September,
he has been subjected to bullying on campus.
Although the school knows,
it does not take it seriously.
The survey shows that the incidence of violent incidents
n high school campuses in the Greater Toronto Area is higher
than in other parts of Ontario and other provinces in Canada.
The Central Plains province has the most involuntary contacts on campus.
Canada does not have a national statistic on campus violence.
Provincial governments and local education bureaus
have different requirements for schools to report incidents of school violence.
Due to the maintenance of the school’s reputation,
the school prefers to make big mistakes less noticeable
and even set obstacles to the investigation of journalists.
Many students who are violently treated by classmates
are not willing to report to the teacher.
cording to the survey, more than one-third of students who were bullied
during primary and secondary school did not report to the teacher.
By the time of high school,
this proportion had increased to nearly half.
Nearly three-quarters of the students who chose to complain to teachers and schools
said they were not satisfied with the school’s handling.
This may explain why there are so few students
who are willing to ask the teacher for help.