Seminal Journal Articles

Martinez, A., McMahon, S. D., Espelage, D., Anderman, E. M., Reddy, L. A., & Sanchez, B. (2016). Teachers’ experiences with multiple victimization: Identifying demographic, cognitive, and contextual correlates. Journal of School Violence, 15(4), 387–405.


Reddy, L.A., Espelage, D., McMahon, S.D., Anderman, E.M., Lane, K.L., Brown, V.E., Reynolds, C.R., Jones, A., Kanrich, J. (2013). Violence against teachers: Case studies from the APA task force. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 1, 231-245.


Reddy, L., Espelage, D. L., Anderman, E. M., Kanrich, J. B., & McMahon, S. D. (2018). Addressing violence against educators through measurement and research. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 42,9-28.


Santor, D., Bruckert, C., &McBride, K. (2021). Prevalence and impact of harassment and violence against educators in Canada. Journal of School Violence, 20(3), 261-273.


Wilson, C., Douglas, K., & Lyon, D. (2011). Violence Against Teachers: Prevalence and Consequences. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(12), 2353-2371.

Relevant Books

Bruckert, C. & Law, T. (2018). Women and gendered violence in Canada: An intersectional approach. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


Cooper, V. & Whyte, D. (2017). The Violence of Austerity. London: Pluto Press.


Keith, M.M. & Brophy, J.T. (2021). Code White: Sounding the Alarm on Violence against Health Care Workers. Toronto: Between the Lines.


Nixon, R. (2011). Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Selected News Reports

Macdonell, B. (2023, May 24). 'I'm scared to go to work': Mississauga teacher alleges violence, fear inside middle school. [Access here].

Birnie, M. (2023, May 15). 'Alarming' new survey find nearly 80% of Ontario elementary teachers experience school violence, says union. Toronto Star. [Access here]. 

Bennett, P. (2023, February 23). Canada's schools have descended into a violence hell and we let it happen. National Post. [Access here]. 

Burke, A. (2016, November 15). 'I wasn't kept safe': Injured Ottawa teacher recounts violent attack. CBC News. [Access here].


Miller, J. (2019a, May 7). Swearing, punching, spitting: Staff report experiencing more violence in Ottawa’s largest School board. Ottawa Citizen. [Access here].


Miller, J. (2019b, May 20). Ottawa educators offered padded shirts, arm and shin guards to protect themselves from Violent students. Ottawa Citizen. [Access here].


Rosella, L. (2017, September 25). Violent Attacks on GTA Teachers: ‘I’m afraid to go into the classroom’. Brampton Guardian. [Access here].

Westoll, N. (2017, June 20). More training, reporting and inspections part of Ontario plan to address classroom violence. Global News. [Access here].


Van Rooy, N. (2017, June 28). 'You're getting chairs thrown at teachers', violence on the rise at schools. CTV Northern Ontario. [Access here].


Shahzad, R. (2017, September 13) Durham teachers want more special needs support, say violence rising in elementary schools. CBC News. [Access here].

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