February 19 According to South Korea’s Central Daily, in response to a series of sports bullying scandals and school violence recently exposed, the Seoul Municipal Department of Education of South Korea issued the “Preventing and Eradication of Violence in Schools and Sports Department Measures” on the 18th.
Seoul City Department of Education pointed out that sports talent students with a bullying record will be suspended or disqualified.
It is reported that activities that harm students as athletes will be restricted according to the measures of the Campus Bullying Countermeasures Review Committee.
The Campus Bullying Response Review Committee will divide the punishment into nine levels, from written apology to school dropout, depending on the seriousness of the incident.
If the victim is punished most seriously, such as transfer or withdrawal, he or she will be deprived of the qualification of sports specialty students.
The Korean Education Agency also plans to improve the level of discipline for coaches in the school’s sports department. If a coach commits sexual violence against a student or intentional physical violence, he will be expelled.
Coaches are also severely punished for using verbal violence against students. Seoul City Department of Education said that it would finalize disciplinary standards in the first half of the year.
Because of the closed operation, athletes’ dormitories have also been cited as one of the reasons for the bullying problem of the Ministry of Sports, which is expected to improve in the future.
Athlete dormitories can only enter operation after obtaining the approval of the facilities requirements of the Municipal Department of Education and the operation approval of the Education Support Department.
If there are female students in athletes’ dormitories, the school must go through the consideration of the Campus Operations Committee to arrange female staff.
Schools with the Ministry of Sport are obliged to install monitors in blind areas of sports facilities such as dormitory entrances and exits or stadiums.
The Seoul Municipal Department of Education will investigate the campus bullying phenomenon of all school sports departments from March 2.
It plans to conduct online anonymous surveys targeting student athletes and parents to investigate and deal with campus bullying, money grabbing, sexual crimes and other behaviors.
Recently, the twin sisters of South Korean professional volleyball players Lee So-young and Lee Do-young were exposed to a campus bullying scandal. Claiming to be a victim of two sisters’ campus bullying while in school, he uploaded articles on the Internet, which attracted attention. At present, the two have been indefinitely disqualified from the national team.
In addition, the results of the 2019 National Human Rights Commission survey of 63,211 student-athletes in primary, middle and high schools nationwide showed that 14.7% of respondents (8,440) said they had been subjected to physical violence by coaches or seniors, and 15.7% (9,035) ) Have suffered verbal violence such as abuse, threats, etc.
Among the student athletes in junior high school, primary school students suffer the most from verbal violence, and physical violence increases with the increase of grade. High school students suffer the most from physical violence.