According to statistics posted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research:
- 47% of Canadian parents report having a child who has been bullied.
- At least 1 in 3 Canadian adolescents has reported being bullied recently.
- Among adult Canadians, 38% of males and 30% of females have reported being bullied during their school years.
- The rate of discrimination experienced by students who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-identified, Two-Spirited, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) is three times higher than heterosexual youth.
According to Statistics Canada, almost 10% of Canadian adults have a child who has been the target of cyber-bullying. In 40% of those cases, this bullying was done a classmate.
The majority of incidents of bullying and harassment do not get reported.
Students report that teachers take action to intervene in situations involving bullying or harassment 25% of the time. 71% of teachers believe they always intervene.