A Review and Implication of the School Violence Prevention and Countermeasure Act Revision

학교폭력예방 및 대책에 관한 법률 개정 내용과 함의

  • Seong, Moonju (Department of Social Welfare, Namseoul University)
  • 성문주 (남서울대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2019.01.04
  • Accepted : 2020.02.20
  • Published : 2020.02.28


This paper reviews the amend of the School Violence Act. The School Violence Act was introduced in 2004 and it has revised several times since then. However, the latest revision in 2019 was important and meaningful. The Act began to get a stance of educational approaches to school violences. It has more emphasized to deal with school violence in the perspective of educational approach. For example, the newly revised School Violence Act allows principles of schools to deal with school violence cases in a condition of minor violence cases when victim students and parents agree with. This is an impressive change. The School Violence Act is still on going change and it should be changed more educational perspectives to deal with school violences.


Supported by : Namseoul University


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