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Another student commits suicide in Daegu

By Tue, May 01, 2012 11:55AM UTC 1 Comment

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...

SKorea: School violence stays in the spotlight

By Mon, Feb 06, 2012 12:44PM UTC Comments Off SKorea: School violence stays in the spotlight

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...

Korean school in ‘panic’ over suicide, violence

By Tue, Jan 17, 2012 2:20PM UTC Comments Off

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...

SKorea: School violence to go on permanent record

By Mon, Jan 16, 2012 9:17AM UTC 1 Comment SKorea: School violence to go on permanent record

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...