Ontario College of Teachers Issues Advisory about responding to the Bullying of Students

Bullying is a persistent social problem faced by students.The licensing body for Ontario teachers is issuing professional advice to its 238,000 members about responding to the bullying of students.

Michael Salvatori, Ontario College of Teachers CEO and Registrar said, “Caring teachers recognize the signs of bullying, intervene to prevent escalation, and stop it from reoccurring.Because bullying is a persistent – and evolving – problem in education, members of the profession need strategies and tools to respond to and prevent bullying.”

To promote discussion and create awareness, the College is hosting presentations and panel discussions in six Ontario communities including TorontoOttawaNorth BayThunder BayPeterborough and Windsor. Panel discussions include local school board representatives, police services, and experts from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Canadian Safe School Network.