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Thailand has the world's 2nd highest percentage of children being bullied at schools

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OBEC improves measures to prevent school bullying

 

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BANGKOK, 30th January 2018 (NNT) – The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) is preparing a plan to prevent bullying in schools, after a recent survey shows that Thailand has the world's 2nd highest percentage of children being bullied at schools. 

According to the survey conducted by the Department of Mental Health, about 600,000 children are being bullied at schools each year, and 40 percent of these children are bullied by their peers. 

The OBEC Secretary General, Boonrak Yodpetch, said his agency is currently working on a plan to tackle this issue. The plan will then be presented to the Education Minister, Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, for consideration. 

Mr. Boonrak said violence at schools cannot be handled by the OBEC alone, and all concerned agencies must join hands to solve it.

 
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Thailand has the world's 2nd highest percentage of children being bullied at schools. 

....another number 1 beckons!

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Step No 1,start with the teachers, that will probably reduce the problem by more than 50%

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17 minutes ago, Artisi said:

Step No 1,start with the teachers, that will probably reduce the problem by more than 50%

Well, I did wonder when they said 40% of the bullying was being done by their peers, who was doing the other 60%?

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 Concern 40% by peers

Alarming 60%

other older persons

 

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20 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

Thailand has the world's 2nd highest percentage of children being bullied at schools. 

....another number 1 beckons!

Note to those in charge, must try harder to be the Hub....

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No real surprise sadly, given Thais emotional instability and the amount of violence both in real life and on the TV. I am sure a Government denial will be issued shortly.

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Bullying and intimidation are very closely connected. Neither would be tolerated in an enlightened society

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19 year old teen ...... been with her since age 11, temple school, followed by government school, now university.

No signs, symptoms or complaints about bullying (Ladyboy teacher slapped her once, not sure that counts)

 

6 year old ...... 3 years of Ampur kindergarten

No signs, symptoms or complaints about bullying.

 

So if it is a problem, I haven't seen it. Unlike in the UK where everyone was bullied (or a bully). 

Thai schools compare VERY favorably to UK schools in this matter.

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I would like to know their definition of bullying. It was quite common when I was at school back in the day, with fistfights a weekly occurrence. I would bet there is a big difference between government and private schools here. In my private school I have not seen a fistfight in 16 years, and bullying seems to be only an occasional issue. 

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17 minutes ago, MaeJoMTB said:

19 year old teen ...... been with her since age 11, temple school, followed by government school, now university.

No signs, symptoms or complaints about bullying (Ladyboy teacher slapped her once, not sure that counts)

 

6 year old ...... 3 years of Ampur kindergarten

No signs, symptoms or complaints about bullying.

 

So if it is a problem, I haven't seen it. Unlike in the UK where everyone was bullied (or a bully). 

Thai schools compare VERY favorably to UK schools in this matter.

Aaaaaaaah...the good old "it doesn't affect me, so it doesn't exist"!

 

"So if it is a problem, I haven't seen it."

I have never seen a Blue Whale...quiet sure, they exist though....

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2 minutes ago, DM07 said:

"So if it is a problem, I haven't seen it."

I have never seen a Blue Whale...quiet sure, they exist though....

I've seen a lot of bullying, just not in Thai schools. If it were that widespread, why haven't I seen it?

Lots of TV posters like to bash everything Thai, when in reality it's just their 'white colonial prejudices' in action.

If it's that bad here, why stay?

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