In the absence of reliable statistics across Canadian school boards, CBC News commissioned a survey of more than 4,000 Canadians aged 14 to 21 by Mission Research to understand the verbal, physical and sexual violence experienced in schools.

The results are sobering:

  • Nationally, more than one in four girls (26 per cent) said they have experienced unwanted sexual contact at school.
  • Over 40 per cent of high school boys said they were physically assaulted or threatened with violence.

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