A 17-year-old girl in Daegu killed herself yesterday by jumping off of a building. The fifth floor of the building contains the study room where she often went after school. She left behind a three-page note in her bedroom which blames her death on bullying and violence at school, and mentions how she had been...
The topic of school violence continues to be a major focus of the Korean media, seemingly presenting a never-ending source of stories. Today came the news of a not-very-bright group of bullies in Bucheon. The Ojeong Police Station in Bucheon has arrested six, including 18-year-old A, on charges of assaulting a classmate and uploading the...
The Korean media have been paying vastly more attention to cases of bullying, violence, and suicide in schools following the shocking bullying-suicide case in Daegu recently. The massive uptick in attention is similar to the surge in attention to earthquakes after the Japanese tsunami disaster, and seems to be actually leading to effective action. Original...
Original article in Korean is at this link. Beginning with the first semester of this year elementary, middle, and high school students who participate in school violence will have that fact placed in their permanent records (학교생활기록부). On the 15th the Ministry of Science, Education, and Technology announced that beginning on March 1 it plans...
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