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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Decapitation and stabbings lead to calls for action to tackle student violence in China

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Call for values-based education to counter system that engenders little regard for life Teen violence rings moral alarm bell A spate of stabbings ... was stabbed seven times in the lower back and legs by three schoolmates because he was swaggering. He required 25 stitches. It's worrying that teenagers…see violence as a means to resolve ...

  2. Call for study into reports of school violence

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Linda Yeung, Polly Hui

    ... Linda Yeung, Clifford Lo and Polly Hui Lawmakers doubt the government's statistics tell the complete story Lawmakers have called for an urgent study of the problem of school violence ... as not reflecting the true extent of violence in schools. 'They only represent the tip of the iceberg of the problem,' said Democrat legislator Yeung Sum. 'To protect their reputation, ...

  3. Pupils to be trained as peacemakers

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Part of this year's $100m education fund will be used on project aimed at curbing school violence Students from about 50 primary and secondary schools will be trained as peace ambassadors as part of an effort to counter a recent spate of campus violence. The two-year project, run by Hong Kong Children and Youth Services, was awarded $940,000 by the Education ...

  4. Report violence

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE If you witnessed an incident of violence at school, would you tell a teacher, or would you keep quiet for fear of a revenge attack? This hypothetical situation was given ... students from six secondary schools a chance to discuss the problem of school violence with the lawmaker. It was also attended by Law Week chairwoman Melissa Pang and Eastern district council ...

  5. Vow of 'zero tolerance' to violence in schools

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The education chief yesterday vowed to adopt a 'zero-tolerance' approach to school violence after three boys were arrested following a wild melee at a Sha Tin ... were from forms two to four. 'We are zero tolerant on school violence, which should not happen. Hence, this incident is very serious and we, the Education and Manpower Bureau, will follow ...

  6. Demand for school violence probe

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Linda Yeung, Polly Hui

    ... of school violence, in response to a spate of high-profile incidents. At a Legislative Council education panel meeting yesterday, legislators dismissed statistics provided by the Education and Manpower Bureau as not reflecting the true extent of bullying and violence in schools. 'They only represent the tip of the iceberg of the problem,' said Democrat legislator Yeung Sum. ...

  7. Violence creates fear and resentment, not respect

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... punishment could affect the development of their personality and ruin their childhood. Second, they may follow their parents and solve problems by using violence. Third, corporal punishment can harm ... resentment among children. ALICE NG SHUK-MEI Leung Shek Chee College Thanks for your letter, Alice. I totally agree with you: whatever the situation, violence is never the answer. When someone ...

  8. Discussion on domestic violence and child abuse long overdue

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Given sharply rising trends in domestic violence and child abuse in Hong Kong, communal discussion on topics such as incest can only be welcome and is long overdue. These are matters ... themselves, be alert to dangers and never keep silent. Messages of zero-tolerance for such violence must filter through to everyone. I was heartened when I learned about the sex survey on incest ...

  9. Youth violence on the rise

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the world mourns the loss of innocent lives, the recent wave of youth violence has sent educators scrambling for solutions. It is a sad reflection of society that the offenders are often teenagers- ... In the west, even teachers have been attacked by students. At the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers in Britain last month, delegates voiced concern over violence on campus. ...

  10. Violence in schools no worse, says Fanny Law

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The problem of violence in schools was not getting worse but was being more widely reported, the top education official said yesterday. Permanent Secretary for Education ... various education groups also attended the meeting. Statistics show there were 1,042 reported cases of bullying and 566 cases of violence in schools in 2002-03, down 14 per cent and 17 per cent ...




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