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

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Some replies here confuse bullying with observable violence or fighting. Bullying  can be verbal or social, not always a punch or kick. Misunderstanding the nature of bullying is the most likely explanation for the fallacy, "I've never seen it, so I doubt it exists." 

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17 minutes ago, Puwa said:

Some replies here confuse bullying with observable violence or fighting. Bullying  can be verbal or social, not always a punch or kick. Misunderstanding the nature of bullying is the most likely explanation for the fallacy, "I've never seen it, so I doubt it exists." 

Despite 3 of us being involved in education across several countries.

And all of us stating bullying is more extensive and serious in the UK than Thailand.

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1 minute ago, MaeJoMTB said:

Despite 3 of us being involved in education across several countries.

And all of us stating bullying is more extensive and serious in the UK than Thailand.

It's true, I failed to gasp a clean breath under the crushing weight of your collective expertise, especially when compared to an OBEC study. But if you maintain that your out-of-hand ejaculations are better than anyone else's data, research, knowledge, or experience, then you have all the education you need, apparently.

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On 1/30/2018 at 10:48 AM, 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.

Anecdotal.  It's like saying, "police killings of blacks is a huge problem compared to police killings of other races.  I saw the Youtube videos!"

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On 1/30/2018 at 10:48 AM, DavisH said:

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. 

I would bet you're right.  My guess is that there is much less bullying by peers and (the more troubling) teachers at private schools compared to the public ones here.

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On 1/30/2018 at 11:12 AM, MaeJoMTB said:

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?

Do you spend much time in schools in Thailand, or among school age children?  If not, then that may be why you haven't seen it.

 

The "why stay" question is easy.  I send my kid to a private school.  If I couldn't afford that, then we'd definitely leave the country rather than subject him to the Thai educational system.

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Like bad driving leading to death and injury, student on student violence seems to be another endemic problem that Thailand can't solve.  Maybe next year Thailand will have another 'Winner' and make Number 1 in the world in both driving carnage and school bullying?

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