‘Bully insurance’ that pays out if your kid gets picked on at school now on sale in Japan

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PARENTS in Japan are now able to take out insurance policy to seek revenge of bullies and schools.

The insurer’s scheme pays out for legal costs should the family wish to sue the parents of their children’s tormentors or the schools the attend. 

An advertisement for the policy
An advertisement for the policy
Yell

It comes as Japan is battling a bullying epidemic among its school children.

A study by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology found 410,000 cases of reported bullying in 2017.

This is an increase of roughly 90,000 reports compared to the previous year.

The policy is being offered by Yell insurance and is the first of its kind.

It costs just £19 each month which covers legal fees as well as medical costs should the child become injured or suffer psychological harm.


While Japan is blighted by bullying, the problem is not unique to the country.

Six in ten adults say they fear their youngsters being victimised in or outside school more than any other risk.

They listed it well above sexual abuse, drug addiction, boozing and smoking a their greatest concern.

Japan is in the grips of a bullying epidemic
Japan is in the grips of a bullying epidemic
Alamy

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