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I tell them, 'Don't suffer alone.' I want children not to hesitate to use helplines offered by local authorities.


Fukushima Gov Masao Uchibori's message to children who have become targets of bullying across Japan after their evacuation from the northeastern prefecture because of the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The prefectural education board makes a helpline available around the clock to listen to children. (Jiji Press)

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I understand the governor's message, BUT ALL CHILDREN who are bullied should be afforded the opportunity to use such a service.

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Good news on the helpline, but the government can't make people call it.

Similar helplines for kids exist in my area, posters are also displayed at schools, etc.

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It is very hard to learn when your mind is in a state of fear/distress = Gov had to step in and do something for the education (and health) of these young students

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