The Canada Safety Council is a not-for-profit organization that provides safety through information and education.
Lewis Smith, the Manager of National Projects says they have National School Safety Week running in mid-October from the 17th to the 23rd. He explains when they were deciding on the theme and on a topic they landed on bullying pretty quickly because it’s a pretty pervasive issue. He adds they realized as much as they want to talk about bullying in the context of workplaces or day to day life statistically speaking the majority of bullying does tend to happen in schools.
Smith says stats also show that 75 per cent of people say they have been impacted by bullying, either as a victim, a bystander or aggressor.