July 12, 2017
The National Federation of Association of Human Rights Volunteers
In 2013, the Act for the Promotion of Measures to Prevent Bullying came into force, which obliges the national government and schools to establish basic principles to prevent bullying. Schools have made efforts to recognize bullying promptly; however, bullying among students tends to be hidden, and thus it is difficult for teachers to recognize it. Bullying on the internet is even more difficult to discover. Tragic issues are still occurring.
In November 2016, it was revealed that a student affected by the accidents at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, who had evacuated to another place, was bullied by other students and stopped attending classes temporarily. However, the school responded to this issue improperly, including not treating the issue as a serious problem.
Those people who bully may be bulling for fun or out of stress. However, this has lead to some people to die and also could make your own life irretrievable. Don’t bully others! Stop bullying others!
If you are bullied, or found someone is being bullied, please report and consult us, Human Rights Volunteers.
You can tell us by SOS Mini-Letters which have been provided to students in elementary schools and junior high schools nationwide, or by using the toll-free telephone counseling “Children’s Rights Hotline” (0120-007-110) or SOS E-mail. Your secret will remain confidential.
We, Human Rights Volunteers, have engaged in protection and remedy of human rights. 14,000 Human rights volunteers nationwide are devoted to stopping bullying and revenge. Please ask for our help.
Parents and guardians, also ask for our help to protect your children when you have any concern.
Our lives are precious and the children’s future is the future of humankind. We would like to make the future bright. This is our desire.