Today's Classroom: Under the Microscope
An investigative series that will examine what’s happening in Ontario schools in respect to children with behavioral issues and violent outbursts.
After a six year old girl at a Mississauga elementary school was taken out of the classroom in handcuffs by Peel Police, NEWSTALK 1010 wanted to know what caused her violent outburst and why police and staff felt it was necessary to restrain a child in this manner.
► Is there a problem in Ontario schools with violent kids and kids with behavioral issues?
► What is the extent of the problem?
► Is this on the radar for the Ministry of Education?
► How are teachers and educational assistants dealing with it?
► What are parents doing about it?
► What are the behavioral experts saying?
Follow our series by reading and listening to our reports:
Educators say kids are increasingly acting out -- hitting, throwing furniture, smashing computers
A youth and child counsellor suggests the problem has been around for years
Mitzie Hunter says it's up to school boards to draft protocols