More than one-quarter of young people surveyed in Atlantic Canada say others had shared sexual rumours or messages about them while they were in school.

Reflecting on their years in school, one in 10 of those surveyed also said a sexual act had been forced upon them.

The CBC News-commissioned survey conducted by Mission Research asked more than 4,000 young people across Canada about their experiences with violence, bullying, racism and homophobia in school.

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