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Bullying is a Criminal Problem

Mi Hye from Korea

A bullied girl.
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They just enjoyed bullying her and didn't feel guilty.

When I was a middle school student, I witnessed a bullying situation, The victim was handicapped and didn't realize people were bullying her.

Bullies bothered her everyday—hitting her, spitting in her face, and kicking her. They just enjoyed bullying her and didn't feel guilty. She couldn't even tell the teacher.

That situation continued for eight months. They tormented her constantly.

When I think of it now, that situation was very terrible. It was trampling upon the individuality of a person and ignoring the identity of that person. Even though the bullies did not intend to kill, it was clearly a crime.

I recently read that three teenage girls were convicted of bullying a young girl until she committed suicide. I wish the bullies in this situatation had also been judged by the court, too.

It was not just a school problem; it was a much more serious criminal problem. 


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