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Revealed: campus violenceon increase

MOST Shanghai campus violence involves quarrels that escalate, love disputes and bullying and the victims are usually aged between 13 and 17, according to a youth-service hotline.

Campus violence accounted for 14 percent of legal consultations the city's 12355 youth-service number handled from March to June, hotline officials said yesterday.

The youngest victim in this period was aged just eight, according to hotline records.

The proportion of victimized boys is much higher than girls but the hotline did not reveal the ratio.

"I feel campus violence has grown in past decades," said Liu Yeping, a member of the hotline's expert counseling team.

Education authorities have declined to release the number of violent campus incidents, which has always been a controversial topic.

A string of local campus violence videos have been recently uploaded online and refocused attention on the problem.

An Internet posting showing a female student of the Shanghai Nanhu Vocational School beating another girl of the Shanghai Business and Tourism School caused hundreds of Netizens to protest at the Nanhu school on Monday.

The school said yesterday that the female student, 17, had been asked to report regularly to teachers and was willing to apologize to the victim in person and apologize to the public on the Internet.

The video showed the female student, dubbed "Sister Xiong" or "Gloomy Bear" by Netizens, beating, slapping and kicking the other student on August 25.

The victim reportedly suffered a broken nose and bruises.

"Sister Xiong" was expelled by the Shanghai Business and Tourism School for violent behavior toward classmates before being accepted by the other institution.

Her parents did not pay much attention to her education and her father was a violent man, the business and tourism school said.

"Youngsters who display violent behavior are often imitating their parents," Liu said.

She was critical of schools that don't teach students how to rein in their anger and put too much emphasis on achieving the highest grades.


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