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Nunavut’s new school violence reporting system was underused in its 1st year – CBC

Sep 12, 2023

Teachers also lack training to de-escalate or prevent violent incidents, union president says

The first year of Nunavut’s new school violence tracking system saw the database underused, and many teachers who were tasked to use it lacked the training to do so, according to Nunavut’s teacher’s union.

In October 2022, the department of education launched its long-awaited school violence data tracking system. Some nine years in the making, the database is intended to standardize school violence tracking across the territory and give policymakers a more accurate picture of the issue to help allocate resources to address it.

In its infancy, the database tracked 362 incidents of violence, and 48 reports of property damage — numbers which both the department and the Nunavut Teachers’ Association (NTA) say do not capture the full scope of what actually transpired last school year.

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