Education | Jan 28

135 Students Participate in the 'National Bullying Issues Children's Summit'

TOKYO, Jan 28 (News On Japan) - The 'National Bullying Issues Children's Summit,' where elementary and junior high school students discussed bullying, was held at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

At the summit, 135 students from across the country gathered to discuss how to handle bullying incidents in their classrooms.

The participants shared their views, noting, "Some teachers don't take bullying seriously. It's hard to know what to do in such cases," "It can be difficult to talk to family about it," and "Stopping bullying on one's own is challenging."

According to a survey by the Ministry of Education, the number of elementary and junior high school students not attending school reached approximately 300,000 in the 2022 academic year, the highest number ever recorded.

Additionally, there were a record-high 923 'serious cases' of bullying leading to life-threatening situations. The Ministry is urgently working on measures to address these issues.

Source: FNN

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