Bullying on campus in Japan

Bullying on campus in Japan

Japan’s cultural ministry made public on October 27, 2016, its 2015 survey of “problem behavior on campus” survey.  In 2015, 224,540 cases of on campus bullying were reported, an increase of 36,468 cases over 2014.  There were 151,190 cases of on campus bullying in elementary schools in 2015 compared to 122,734 cases reported in 2014.  There were 59,422 cases of on campus bullying in middle schools in 2015 compared to 52,971 cases reported in 2014.  There were 12,654 cases of on campus bullying in high schools in 2015 compared to 11,404 cases reported in 2014.

The survey also revealed that a total of 126,009 elementary and middle school students refused to go to school for more than 30 days during the academic school year, and among them, 57.4% did not go to school for over 90 days because of on campus bullying.  The number of elementary and middle school students who refused to go to school because of on campus bullying constituted 1.26% of the entire elementary school, middle school and high school student population in Japan.  There were 30.6% of the students who felt “insecure” on campus while another 30.6% did not go to school because they “didn’t feel like going”.

In 2015, there were 56,963 cases of violence on Japanese elementary school campuses, middle school campuses and high school campuses, an increase of 2,717 cases of violence reported in 2014.

 

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