The education director for a Sudbury, Ont. school board says the education system, the home and society all need to play a role in addressing violence in schools.

CBC News has commissioned a survey of more than 4,000 young Canadians aged 14 to 21 by Mission Research to understand the realities of verbal, physical and sexual violence in classrooms.

Nationally, 35 per cent said they have been physically assaulted at least once in elementary or middle school. More than half (57 per cent) of teens reported being called hateful names. Almost half of the students (45 per cent) who experienced violence in high school say they didn’t report it to officials.

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