FORD GOVT ANNOUNCES MEASURES TO FIGHT BULLYING IN SCHOOLS
Nov 27, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Saying the death of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey, who was stabbed outside his Hamilton school, is part of what motivated the government to act, Education Minister Stephen Lecce has introduced five measures to fight bullying in schools.
As part of the plan, educators will learn anti-bullying and de-escalation techniques, students will complete a survey about their experiences, there’ll be a review of school reporting practices on bullying and a review of the definition of bullying in ministry policies to ensure it captures all forms, including cyberbullying.
Scarborough Centre and former teacher Christina Mitas has also been appointed advisor on education with a focus on bullying.
Meanwhile, teachers currently working-to-rule, demonstrated outside Toronto’s Ogden Junior Public School where the announcement was made.
They briefly surrounded Lecce’s car as he tried to leave.