Education ministry aims to connect schools with police to deal with bullying
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has sent a request to superintendents of education nationwide, asking that they cooperate more closely with police to tackle the widespread problem of bullying.
Following several high-profile cases of bullying that hit headlines last year, the ministry has established new paths of communication aimed at better connecting police stations with local schools in an attempt to more efficiently tackle the problem. Under the new system, a member of staff or a former police officer will act as a go-between, holding regular meetings with teachers and reporting pertinent information to police stations.
The ministry hopes the system will enable communities to more quickly report serious threats to police and to carry out investigations in a more timely manner.