Awareness of the bullying behaviours impacting children in schools today is higher than ever. At the same time, there are more tools for students, parents and teachers to be proactive beforehand, and be prepared if problem situations arise.
But is all that awareness and education actually putting a dent in the issue?
North Shore readers don't think so. In a recent poll, over 60 per cent of them said bullying is worse than ever. In the same survey, 21 per cent said bullying hasn't gotten any more or less severe, and 18 per cent said it's less of an issue now.
If you're wondering about what can be done to combat bullying, read our guide with advice from experts from North and West Vancouver school districts.
The North Shore News polled 1,226 readers and asked the question: Has bullying in schools gotten better or worse in recent years?
The poll ran from Feb. 24 to March 18, 2023. Of the 1,226 votes, we can determine that 412 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:
Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Shore. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.79%, 19 times out of 20.
North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.