Japan elementary school bullying cases hit record high

posted on October 28, 2015

The total number of bullying cases reported by elementary, junior high and high schools in Japan in fiscal 2014 came to 188,057, up 2,254 from the year before, an annual survey done over by the education ministry showed Tuesday.

The overall figure was revised up by some 30,000 from the initial survey, the ministry said.

The latest ministry survey also revealed that the number of bullying cases at elementary schools in the year that ended in March hit an all-time high of 122,721, growing about 4,000 from the previous year and topping 120,000 for the first time ever.

The increase was more conspicuous in bullying among lower-grade pupils than among higher-grade students, ministry officials said.

source by jiji
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