B.C. to begin enforcing anti-bullying measures in schools

B.c. to implement new anti-bully policies in schools, with a deadline to start by September 30, 2018.

The new measures include mandatory reporting of incidents to school boards and police.

“This is an important step forward in improving the safety of all students in our province,” said Premier Christy Clark.

“Bullying is not tolerated in B.ca and we want to help protect our students, staff and families from any type of bullying.”

In response to the new policy, Clark said school boards have the power to impose disciplinary measures on teachers and staff members for any behavior that they deem inappropriate or unacceptable.

A report by the Ministry of Education, Training, Science and Economic Development states that bullying has been on the rise since the 1990s.

The report noted that in 2015, there were more than 300 incidents of bullying in schools across the province, with one in four students experiencing bullying.

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