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Violent Teens Show Less Impulsive Behavior After Treatment

Violent Teens Show Less Impulsive Behavior After Treatment

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of medical experts led by Professor Kim Byung-nyun of Seoul National University Hospital has revealed that a psychological treatment program for violent students at 400 schools nationwide launched in 2014 has resulted in improved behaviors and emotions among teenage offenders. The treatment program, which was initially conducted [...]

School Violence Cover-Up Scandal at Elite School Highlights Bigger Issues

School Violence Cover-Up Scandal at Elite School Highlights Bigger Issues

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A scandal surrounding the alleged special treatment of children of conglomerate CEOs and celebrities in a case of school violence has sparked a public outcry, with some going one step further and treating the controversy as a sign of social inequality in the country. According to the Seoul Metropolitan [...]

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 [...]

Seoul Turns to Design to Prevent School Violence

Seoul Turns to Design to Prevent School Violence

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government will tap into the ‘design for good’ concept in its attempt to bring about social change, in particular curbing increasingly pervasive school bullying. After research into the factors behind school bullying, the city decided to launch what it calls “The Preventive Design to Build Violence-free [...]

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 [...]