| This May it is expected that teachers will gain the right to regulate places of entertainment that could interfere with study such as arcades and video game rooms. The government and the ruling party decided on ‘preventive plans on school violence’ at a meeting of administration and party officials.
They will reform the current juvenile protection law at the session of National Assembly in April and will confer enforcement rights to about 5,000 related staff including teachers in charge of student counseling, officials in the education ministry, and civil servants in charge of school violence.
By acquiring this administrative authority teachers will have the right to enter entertainment establishments to inspect account books related to juvenile employment and judge whether minors can enter the establishment. The teacher is also entitled to enforce a business closing and impose a fine on any place found in violation.
In addition the government and governing party are to allocate: a public service agent with a teaching license, a graduate of an education college, or an intern teacher who majored in psychology to counsel about school violence.