Important information about inappropriate video being shared online
We wanted to let you know that we have been made aware of a highly inappropriate video that is being shared online that challenges individuals to secretly videotape Muslim students participating in Friday prayer. This is a clear violation of privacy and will not be tolerated in any Peel District School Board school.
To say that we are disappointed and disheartened by the contents of the video is an understatement. Not only does the video prejudge our Muslim students in a way that is both unfair and untrue, but it also encourages the inappropriate behaviour of other students in our school communities.
As outlined in the Peel board's Safe Schools Policy, we actively promote school environments that are free from the unethical use of technology, hate-related behaviour and language, and harassment and discrimination. In addition, personal devices can only be used in schools for educational purposes, as directed by staff. Violations of this policy and school codes of conduct are subject to progressive discipline. Please ensure your child/teen understands their obligations.
Together, we can stand against injustice, and work to ensure everyone feels safe, welcomed and included in our school communities. Thank you for your support.