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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 [...]

Korea Debates School Police System after Officers Engage in Sexual Relationships with High-Schoolers

Korea Debates School Police System after Officers Engage in Sexual Relationships with High-Schoolers

BUSAN, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean law enforcement agencies are investigating two male police officers who engaged in sexual relationships with high-school girls they were assigned to counsel and protect.  The ‘school-assigned police officer system’ was implemented nationwide in 2012 following a tragic 2011 incident in which a middle school student committed suicide after [...]

52% of Parents Feel Stressed ahead of Their Children’s New School Year

52% of Parents Feel Stressed ahead of Their Children’s New School Year

SEOUL, Korea, Feb 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Just ahead of the beginning of a new school year on March 2, a survey revealed the biggest headache for parents with elementary schoolchildren was their children’s relationship with friends. According to WeekOn, a learning community, based on a survey conducted on 2,250 parents of school-age children between [...]