Thing that scares me the most about Ijime in Japan and Korea is that teachers don’t understand nor care. When I got a black eye in 5th grade, the teacher told my mother that 80% of ijime victims have problem themselves. Isn’t it the teacher’s responsibility if there is a problem with the child? To Tell the bullying that they must accept the different? Maybe there are problems with the victim but should the teacher overlook the victim until it escalates to violence?
Perpetrators used violence, an act not to be overlooked at any time or place. I just can’t shake it off my head, after eleven years.