By: Wei Yun-ling and Lauren Hung
Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) A high percentage of Taiwan’s children have been verbally or physically abused at home or at school, a charity group said, urging parents and schools to create a loving and caring environment for the nation’s children.
Some 31.4 percent of elementary and junior high school students in Taiwan have been hit by family members, and 25 percent have experienced verbal abuse in the forms of intimidation, insults, or ridicule, the Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF) said, citing a survey it conducted recently.
According to the CWLF poll, 15.1 percent of students in the country are afraid to interact with other family members, and 15.4 percent have witnessed some form of domestic violence.
At school, the situation is not much better, as 20.3 percent of students are bullied physically, and 27.2 percent experience verbal abuse, the group said. [FULL STORY]