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为抵制校园欺凌 韩国推出共享大叔服务
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  • South Korean parents are increasingly turning to "uncle service" providers to make sure their children don't have to put up with bullying1 in schools. Such services are apparently3 a pricey but efficient alternative to having schools handle the matter.


    Earlier this month, Korean media reported on the growing business of leasing intimidating4 uncles to either protect children from bullies5, gather evidence of bullying for filing an official complaint with the school, or even contacting the bully2's parents at their workplace.


    Most companies offer different packages to meet clients' needs, and business is reportedly booming. But while many South Koreans view this type of service in a positive light, there are those who see it as simply answering bullying with another type of bullying.


    According to a recent report by South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, "uncle services" are becoming popular all over the Asian country.


    For example, a company in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul is offering concerned parents the Uncle Package, which basically consists of hiring intimidating-looking men in their 30s and 40s to accompany their children to and from school every day for two weeks, pose as their uncle and give a stern warning to bullies to stop picking on them. This service is priced at 500,000 KRW per day.


    Another company in the Guro-gu district of Seoul offers a different solution to school bullying. It offers an "Evidence Package", where its employees will try their hardest to gather evidence of the bully's activities to be presented before the school board in a formal complaint.


    The idea is that this evidence will help the parents demand a quick and smooth solution to the problem, without having to wait for a long internal investigation6. This package reportedly costs 400,000 KRW.


    Perhaps the most impressive and most expensive anti-bullying service is offered by a company in Anseong city. Their package involves contacting the bully's parents at their workplace, showing them photos of their child's victim, and asking them to ensure that the bullying stops.


    If the parents choose not to cooperate, the hired "uncles" will stand in front of their workplace or in their company's lobby shouting "The parent of a bully works here".


    The Anseong-based company admits that the victim's parents could confront the bully's parents themselves, but adds that such meeting often result in the parents fighting each other.


    To avoid this unnecessary violence, clients can just pay 2 million KRW for 4 visits by the anti-bullying company's employees.


    Parents reportedly argue that such anti-bullying services are better than waiting for schools to resolve bullying incidents. Because teachers, parents, lawyers and other outside experts must all coordinate7 in order to attend special school meetings in cases of alleged8 bullying, resolutions often take too long.


    At the same time, some experts claim that parents taking matters into their own hands isn't ideal either.


    "Private sanction is just another form of violence. School violence needs to be resolved by improving the system," said Kim Yoon Tae, a professor at Korea University.


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    1 bullying [ˈbuliŋ] f23dd48b95ce083d3774838a76074f5f   第8级
    v.恐吓,威逼( bully的现在分词 );豪;跋扈
    • Many cases of bullying go unreported . 很多恐吓案件都没有人告发。
    • All cases of bullying will be severely dealt with. 所有以大欺小的情况都将受到严肃处理。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    2 bully [ˈbʊli] bully   第8级
    • A bully is always a coward. 暴汉常是懦夫。
    • The boy gave the bully a pelt on the back with a pebble. 那男孩用石子掷击小流氓的背脊。
    3 apparently [əˈpærəntli] tMmyQ   第7级
    • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space. 山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
    • He was apparently much surprised at the news. 他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
    4 intimidating [ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪtɪŋ] WqUzKy   第7级
    vt.恐吓,威胁( intimidate的现在分词)
    • They were accused of intimidating people into voting for them. 他们被控胁迫选民投他们的票。
    • This kind of questioning can be very intimidating to children. 这种问话的方式可能让孩子们非常害怕。
    5 bullies [ˈbuliz] bullies   第8级
    n.欺凌弱小者, 开球 vt.恐吓, 威胁, 欺负
    • Standing up to bullies takes plenty of backbone. 勇敢地对付暴徒需有大无畏精神。
    • Bullies can make your life hell. 恃强欺弱者能让你的日子像活地狱。
    6 investigation [ɪnˌvestɪˈgeɪʃn] MRKzq   第7级
    • In an investigation, a new fact became known, which told against him. 在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
    • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation. 他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
    7 coordinate [kəʊ'ɔ:dɪneɪt] oohzt   第7级
    • You must coordinate what you said with what you did. 你必须使你的言行一致。
    • Maybe we can coordinate the relation of them. 或许我们可以调和他们之间的关系。
    8 alleged [ə'lədʒd] gzaz3i   第7级
    • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
    • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为

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