Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory?
By saving time for students via the lack of outfit matching in the mornings and administrators in enforcing dress codes, uniforms would be a welcome addition to Canadian schools.
Another reason why uniforms should be made mandatory at schools is because uniforms limit differences between students and ultimately prevent bullying. When students are racing to dress the
“coolest”, kids who don 't conform to the norm are often ostracized. Bullying can be controlled to a considerable level through implementation of school uniform policy. Students who can’t afford fancy or designer clothing are often easy targets for bullying. Some students don’t place too much importance on how they dress and are careless towards what they should and shouldn’t wear at school; These exact children are the prime targets of bullying. If everyone wears the same thing, it creates a sense of unity and equality within the school. Uniforms play a vital role in reducing peer pressure and reduce bullying around schools. According to a national survey on greatschools.com, bullying decreases 30-50% when school based interventions such as uniforms are introduced into schools. Uniforms make children