February 2022 ~ The tween years can be particularly difficult for youth who experience bullying. They can feel isolated, powerless and afraid of the repercussions if they speak out or seek help. Bullying affects adolescents to a concerning extent and can happen to anyone.
– 1 in 3 Canadian teens say they’ve been bullied recently
– 47% of Canadian parents say their child has been bullied
– Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) are discriminated against three times more than heterosexual youth