Ontario Family Law Podcast

39 - What Ontario Public Schools Must Do About Bullying


Ontario Family Law Podcast

39 - What Ontario Public Schools Must Do About Bullying

In this edition in the Children's Right's series of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Education Lawyer, John Schuman, explains what children have a right to expect that their public school will do to prevent bullying and what the school must do when bullying happens.  He explains the obligations that the school has to the victims of bullying, including how the school must support all victims of bullying.  He also explains what the school must do with the bullies.  Finally, this podcast explains where parents, and students, can get help after being bullied and what legal remedies are available against schools that do not do enough about bullying.  


It is essential that students know that their school has to protect them agains bullying and what rights they have in the school system when they are victimized by bullies   Parents equally must know what they can do to protect their children, including what steps they can demand the school take to protect their children  from being bullied, and to help them if they are bullied. 


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on all aspects of children’s law, education law, children’s rights, family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, John Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5869, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with child custody matters to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.



38 - Ontario Private Schools, Standards and Education Law


Ontario Family Law Podcast

38 - Ontario Private Schools, Standards, and Education Law

Many children attend Ontario Private Schools.  They do so in the belief that those schools provide a superior education to publicly funded schools, including superior academics, better sports, smaller class sizes and more attention to children’s needs.  But, does Ontario Law require private schools to meet those expectations or  meet any standards at all?  Recent private school scandals have pointed out just how little Ontario Education Law protects students at private schools. Parents should know what they are getting into before enrolling their child.


In this edition of the podcast, Toronto Education Lawyer, John Schuman explains how Ontario Education applies, and does not apply to Ontario Private Schools.  He lets parents how to know what standards apply to any Ontario Private School that they are considering and what to do if the school falls below those standards.  This is information that every parent needs to know before sending their child to private school. 


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on all aspects of children’s law, education law, children’s rights, family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, John Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5869, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with child custody matters to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.


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