Keyword: School Bullying

Report on transgender students: more than half have experienced school bullying

The Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center has released a report on the educational environment for transgender students, and on the issues related to transgender people changing the gender displayed on their identity cards and on their degree certificates. In the report, which is based on 128 valid questionnaires, it is found that transgender youngsters are confronted with great pressure and bullying at school, and more than half of them have experienced school bullying to various degrees. Moreover, transgender people face systematic discrimination when they hope to change the gender stated on official documents. More than 50% of transgender students report having experienced school bullying, and even group violence. Verbal …read more

Government publishes document defining school bullying and stating countermeasures

In recent years, several school bullying incidents in primary and middle schools have provoked widespread public concern in China. In order to form a comprehensive long-term plan to combat bullying in primary and secondary schools, the Ministry of Education has teamed up with another ten state institutions, including various other ministries and the All-China Women’s Federation, to draw up the “Integrated Proposal for Enhancing the Governance of School Bullying in Primary and Middle School”, published on December 27th. The proposal defines school bulling in primary and middle school as abuse or insults between students conducted by means of physical actions, words, the internet or other means, once or several times …read more