Report: Most Japanese children have experienced bullying


Agence France-Presse
TOKYO (AFP) — Most school children in Japan have experienced bullying, both as the victim and the perpetrator, a government report indicated on Friday.

Some 86.9 percent of elementary school pupils questioned said they were bullied — including being shunned by friends, ignored or talked about behind their backs — at least once in the past three years, the report said.

And 80.3 percent of junior high school students said they were picked on at least once in the same period, it said.

On the other hand, 84.0 percent of elementary school pupils said they had bullied their schoolmates at least once. The proportion came to 81.3 percent among junior high school students, it said.
“Anyone could be involved in bullying, which means bullying can occur no matter what the family backgrounds or individual characteristics,” the report said. Full story.

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One Response

  1. Unfortunately, terrorism of the sort witnessed at Columbine appears to be the only sort of behavior the bully loving public responds to. Could people be any more stupid?

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