Tag - bullying



Japan Times
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.
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.
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.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2014
Yoko and author's other furry friends help kids cope with childhood challenges
Rosemary Wells' stories — including a series about a Japanese kitten's experience at an American school — have been delighting children and adults alike around the world for over 40 years.
Sep 2, 2014
Crewman's suicide points to bullying culture in MSDF
A string of suicides linked to bullying in the Maritime Self-Defense Force has raised suspicions that other cases have not yet been addressed.
Japan Times
Aug 18, 2014
Kids' ombudsperson program hits 15 years
An ombudsman program for children's human rights in Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture, marked its 15th anniversary this year as Japan's first independent public organ to address problems involving children.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2014
All-consuming school clubs worry foreign parents
School club activities — something that most Japanese parents accept as a normal and desirable rite of passage in their child's development — can leave foreign parents quaking in their boots at what lies ahead.
May 31, 2014
Bullying weakens Japanese, U.S. schools
Bullying of LGBT students is reaching epidemic proportions in schools in Japan and the United States even as greater tolerance is demonstrated for students of different races, cultures and abilities.
May 24, 2014
Stop the bullying of LGBT students
A recent survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Kanto area finds that 70 percent were bullied during their school years. Learning respect and tolerance for individual differences should start earlier.
Apr 27, 2014
MSDF must clean up its act
A Tokyo High Court ruling for the plaintiff in a damages suit over the suicide of a Maritime Self-Defense Force member highlights the deplorable attempt by the MSDF to cover up evidence that the victim was bullied.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 18, 2014
Adults bullied as kids still affected socially, economically years later
The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists.
Feb 22, 2014
How one teacher in Iran defeated bullying
A 45-year-old teacher in Iran has been celebrated on national TV for showing how to defeat bullying at his elementary school with a simple act of solidarity.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2014
Mother's love helped actress overcome war, poverty and bullying to find fame in Japan
Rescued from the rubble of a war zone as a young girl in Iran, 28-year-old Sahel Rosa has succeeded in carving out a career in Japan as a model, TV personality and actress.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 12, 2014
'Tiger mom' author stokes controversy with latest trope
Almost exactly three years ago, the Wall Street Journal published an excerpt from a book that remains its most commented article of all time. Under the fiery title, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," Yale law professor Amy Chua set out a manifesto for motherhood in proudly recounting her ironfisted...
Dec 10, 2013
Reports of school bullying in Japan up 180%
The number of reported cases of school bullying surged to 198,108 last year, 2.8 times more than the roughly 70,000 cases reported the year before, the education ministry says.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2013
Parents to sue in bullied son's death
The parents of a 17-year-old high school student who committed suicide last year said Monday they will file a damages suit against his classmates and teachers, arguing their son's death was caused by school bullying.
Oct 23, 2013
Folk artist Peter Yarrow to release anti-bullying song in Japan next week
American folk musician Peter Yarrow hopes that his new song "Never Give Up," an anti-bullying anthem adapted from the words of the Dalai Lama, will inspire a new generation of "peace-builders" when it is released in Japan next week.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2013
Gay Russian teens face life in closet
Like other gay teenagers in Russia, Maxim Moiseyev grappled with his identity alone, frightened and uninformed. Adults either ignored him or admonished him. Classmates reviled him. And a new law that forbids minors from hearing anything positive about homosexuality has only made life harder.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2013
Media must take a stand against trolls
We live in an age of contention, when any comment can spark righteous indignation. Nominally conservative or progressive viewpoints become meaningless when every response is reactionary. This situation supposedly arose along with the Internet, which provides an unmediated outlet for every voice. Traditional...
Aug 25, 2013
Lawyers to support bullying victims
A nationwide group of lawyers with expertise in school bullying will be established this year to better support victims, a source said Sunday.


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