Survey says 81% of students haven’t experienced bullying: GECDSB
Greater Essex County District School Board office shown in this file photo in Windsor, Ont., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Christie Bezaire / CTV Windsor)
It appears the majority of students in public schools in Windsor-Essex have not experienced bullying.
That is according to the 2019 GECDSB School Climate Survey released at Tuesday’s board meeting by Superintendent of Education Sharon Pyke.
The board reports more students, staff and parents as well as guardians completed the Greater Essex County District School Board survey than in 2017.
Officials say this bi-annual examination helps inform decisions at the school and board level to promote safety, equity, inclusion, positive relationships and well-being.
Some of the other data from the survey shows 90 per cent of all students feel welcome at their schools.
44 per cent of students feel they worry too much.
29 per cent of students spend five or more hours on electronic devices on school days.
Another 11 per cent of students report they use electronic devices for more than eight hours a day.
Only 27 per cent of students report getting the required amount of sleep each night.
A synopsis of the results has been posted on the GECDSB website and each school will have a report available on its own website.