bullying Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

Most Flight Attendants Have Experienced Bullying in the Workplace: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent investigation has revealed that many flight attendants at Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc. have experienced bullying in the workplace, not only from management, but also from their direct supervisors. An activist from the human rights movement network Baram announced the results of an investigation [...]

‘Gabjil’ Complaints Filed by Worker Nears 9,000 as of Oct.

‘Gabjil’ Complaints Filed by Worker Nears 9,000 as of Oct.

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people who claim they experienced “gabjil” at their jobs neared the 9,000 mark in October, amid growing public condemnation against high-handedness at workplaces, a local employment information site said Sunday. Gabjil refers to bullying and sometimes violence by a person of power against someone or an [...]

‘Gabjil’ Still Rampant Despite Growing Consensus on Weeding Out Bullying

‘Gabjil’ Still Rampant Despite Growing Consensus on Weeding Out Bullying

SEOUL, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Su-jin — not her real name — said going to work is a highly stressful affair as she has little choice other than to put up with frequent bullying and verbal abuse by her superiors. The 28-year-old, who is employed in a non-permanent position at a small architectural [...]

“Bloodied Middle School Student”: Bullying Case Raises Concerns about Police Ineptitude and Juvenile Criminal Law

“Bloodied Middle School Student”: Bullying Case Raises Concerns about Police Ineptitude and Juvenile Criminal Law

BUSAN, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A bullying case involving a group of female middle school students brutalizing a fellow student in Busan has turned into a national issue as the outpouring of public rage has prompted many to question police competence and juvenile criminal law.  On September 1, a group of four girls gave [...]

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

DAEJEON, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With zero exaggeration, the experience on the app is horrifying.  As soon as one launches the app, the user (victim) gets a fake phone call. When answered, a girl threatens the victim, telling her to reply to Kakao Talk messages. The app then asks the user for his or her [...]

Cyberbullying Soars through Mobile Messengers: Data

Cyberbullying Soars through Mobile Messengers: Data

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of cyberbullying cases observed by local schools jumped in 2015 from three years earlier, data showed Monday, in line with the sharp increase in mobile messenger users.  According to the data compiled by the parliament’s education committee, the number of cyberbullying cases monitored by schools came to [...]

Major Distributors Step Forward to Stop Corporate Bullying of Smaller Enterprises

Major Distributors Step Forward to Stop Corporate Bullying of Smaller Enterprises

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The fact that large corporations still abuse their market power to bully smaller enterprises would hardly come as a surprise to most Koreans.  Just two months ago, Korea’s leading hypermarket franchises, Homeplus, E-mart and Lotte Mart, were fined 22 billion, 1 billion, and 850 million won, respectively, for ‘unfair [...]