Govt team to help schools to fight bullying problems
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Jul 24
A series of suicides related to bullying has prompted the education ministry to form a new team tasked with helping schools combat the problem, which shows no signs of ending.
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Hirofumi Hirano said Sunday that the envisaged team will provide schools and boards of education nationwide with professional advice and guidelines on how to deal with bullying. The team will be set up as early as August.
The team will be the ministry's first specialized body to deal with problems associated with bullying. The ministry is concerned that there seems to be no end to bullying-related suicides, and plans to strengthen efforts to prevent and combat bullying.
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