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Gov’t Designates Charcoal Briquettes and Agricultural Pesticides as ‘Suicide Hazardous Items’

Gov’t Designates Charcoal Briquettes and Agricultural Pesticides as ‘Suicide Hazardous Items’

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Extruded charcoal briquettes, herbicides, and pesticides have been designated by the government as ‘suicide hazardous’ items. Accordingly, spreading information on the sale of charcoal briquettes or pesticides online to incite or assist with suicides will result in punishment of up to two years in prison or 20 million won [...]

Malicious Comments and Discrimination Increase Risk of Suicide Among Teens

Malicious Comments and Discrimination Increase Risk of Suicide Among Teens

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Every time they experience bad comments or discrimination on the Internet, middle school students are more likely to have extreme thoughts. Choi Jung-ah, an associate professor at Kyungil University, said that when cyberbullying occurs, teenagers are 57.7 percent more likely to think of committing suicide, and the likelihood will [...]

S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers are being trained to become ‘lifeguards’ to prevent people from committing suicide. The Life Insurance Social Contribution Committee announced on Thursday that it plans to work with the Citizens’ Coalition for Safety (CCS) and the Korea Best Driver Association to train taxi drivers to prevent others from [...]