/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario College of Teachers Issues Advisory about Responding to the Bullying of Students/

10/06/17 08:00 AM EDT

/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario College of Teachers Issues Advisory about Responding to the Bullying of Students/

Canada NewsWire

*58 per cent of students are victims of bullying

OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The licensing body for Ontario teachers is issuing professional advice to its 238,000 members about responding to the bullying of students.

Research shows that bullying is constant:
* 30 per cent bully others
* 78 per cent have witnessed bullying, but fewer than half of those have intervened
* 12 per cent report being bullied once or more per week.

To promote discussion, the College is hosting presentations and a panel discussion with local school board representatives, police services, and experts from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Canadian Safe School Network.

The news release, advisory and backgrounder are available on the College's website at oct.ca.

Date:

Friday October 6, 2017

Time:

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Media opportunities: 11:00 a.m. to noon

Location:

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road

 

The Ontario College of Teachers licenses, governs and regulates the profession of teaching in the public interest. It sets standards of practice and ethical standards, conducts disciplinary hearings and accredits teacher education programs affecting more than 238,000 members in publicly funded schools and institutions across Ontario. The College is Canada's largest self-regulatory body for the teaching profession.

SOURCE Ontario College of Teachers

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