The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) actively recognized bullying to the board of education nationwide on the 21st after leaving a suicide note that an elementary school girl was bullied in Machida City, Tokyo. I asked them to understand their earnest feelings and respond appropriately.

In November of last year, a 6th grade elementary school girl in Machida, Tokyo, committed suicide leaving a suicide note alleging that she had been bullied by her classmates. The bereaved family is calling for a fair and neutral investigation, complaining of inadequate explanations about what was told to the family and the third-party committee investigating bullying.



On the 21st, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology issued a notice to the board of education nationwide, requesting that the first step be to actively recognize bullying, not to disregard even the slightest signs, and to take prompt and systematic measures. rice field.



In addition, if there is a suspicion that serious damage such as suicide due to bullying has occurred, the investigation committee that ensures fairness and neutrality will confirm the facts, and the facts of children and parents who have been bullied. It is important to understand the earnest desire to clarify and respond appropriately.



The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is requesting each school and local government to take thorough measures, and the national government will re-disseminate the laws and guidelines through training and other means.

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