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revised October 15, 2015
Student Health 2005: Gauging the health of Peel's youth

Arrow BulletBullying 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)


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