School violence is a serious problem in Korea nowadays.
왕따 Wangta is the Korean term for a victim of school bullying. Wang means king, and Ta is a term for a loner or an ostracized person. The problem with wangta is that everyone in school targets the wangtas. And even the person who helps wangtas are often ostracized.
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Well here's the good news.
IU, a Korean singer song writer and actress, volunteered herself to be used for anti-bullying campaigns. The cute singer and ambassador for the prevention of school violence attended a fan signing event for the publication of "I'm Sorry" – a book about school violence at the Gwanghwamun Kyobo Bookstore in Seoul.
"I'm Sorry" is a book written about the experiences that the 13 members of the Police Agency's Prevention of School Violence task team had about this issue. The book's profits will be donated to the Foundation for Preventing Youth Violence in order to help the victims of school violence.
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Through this meaningful event, I hope adults and kids will look up to IU, and read this book, which will allow people to be more aware and take interest in stopping school violence.