Mar 19, 2015

U.S. student fraternities under fire after bad behavior

Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities, as social groups of male college students are known at American universities, seem to be coming under fire as never before. Despite a major push to reduce drinking and sexual assault ...

Otsu settles with family of boy bullied into suicide

Mar 17, 2015

Otsu settles with family of boy bullied into suicide

The city of Otsu agreed Tuesday to settle a damages suit filed by the relatives of a 13-year-old boy who killed himself in 2011 after being bullied, agreeing to pay compensation and apologize for the way the school and the local board of education ...

Mar 4, 2015

Society failed to save Uemura

Educators, local government officials and police officers need to reflect deeply on what could have been done to prevent the murder of Ryota Uemura.

Bullying finds fertile ground in social media

| Jan 19, 2015

Bullying finds fertile ground in social media


Smartphones have become an essential tool for people of all ages, but they also pose serious challenges for parents and teachers trying to protect children from online abuse. The July suicide of a high school girl in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, serves as an example ...

Dec 5, 2014

Boy, 12, told of school bullying before apparent suicidal leap

A 12-year-old Filipino boy in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide, the Gunma Prefectural Police said Thursday. They said the boy, whose name was not disclosed, must have jumped from the seventh floor of his apartment building because a ...

Oct 25, 2014

School bullying on the increase

Bullying and violence increased in Japanese schools, particularly for younger students, in fiscal 2013, although better reporting of incidents explains some of the increase over the previous year.

Online harassment is common, survey finds

Oct 23, 2014

Online harassment is common, survey finds

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty ...