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My child is getting bullied at a public elementary school in

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My child is getting bullied at a public elementary school in British Columbia. Before I go to the principal, I want to clearly understand the legal obligations of the school and my child's rights to learn in an environment where bullying is addressed and dealt with. Everything I have read, and from people that I have spoken with, everyone seems to agree that children have a right to an education free from bullying, however, I'm not sure where that authority comes from. I have gathered the following: 1) Canada may be a signatory to a UN treaty that somehow conveys these rights, 2) the School Act in BC may convey these rights (section number?) and it seems like the Jubran case may convey these rights as well.
Anyway, it would be great to understand the law around this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

How old is your child and how old are the kids that are bullying your child?

What has the teacher and principal done so far if anything.