Bullying and Safety
A secure, physically- and emotionally-safe environment throughout childhood improves every child’s prospects of success later in life. This section describes Peel students’ attitudes and beliefs about personal safety and bullying.
- Four in five students (82%) students they always felt safe in their home while fewer than half (46%) always felt safe at school and only 40% always felt safe in their community.
- For many students, bullying cannot be escaped. Almost one in three (31%) of students had been the victim of some form of bullying in the last 12 months.
- More than one in four students reported others had spread rumours or mean lies spread about them (29%) or made fun of the way they looked or talked (26%) at least once or more. One-fifth (19%) of students reported they had been hit, slapped or pushed at least once or more.
- One-quarter (25%) of students reported they had taken part in bullying other students at school “once or twice” in the past 12 months.
Chapter 4 - Bullying and Safety (PDF 90KB, 20 pages)
Table of Contents:
- Table of Contents (PDF 34KB, 4 pages)
- List of Figures and Tables (PDF 52KB, 17 pages)
- Executive Summary (PDF 57KB, 8 pages)
- Introduction (PDF 31KB, 2 pages)
- Student Health 2005 - Introduction
- Chapter 1 - Student Profile
- Chapter 2 - Eating Habits, Physical Activity and Body Weight
- Chapter 3 - Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs
- Chapter 4 - Bullying and Safety
- Chapter 5 - Mental Health and Self Esteem
- Chapter 6 - Sexual Health
- Chapter 7 - Dental Health
- Chapter 8 - Injuries
- Chapter 9 - Sun Safety
- Data Sources, Methods, and Limitations (PDF 45KB, 4 pages)
- References (PDF 49KB, 8 pages)
- News Release