A new report indicates that student suicides in Shanghai have more than doubled over the last two years, says Shanghai Daily:
Thirteen students killed themselves last year – five more than in 2010 and seven more than in 2009, the Shanghai Education Commission said in the annual Primary and Secondary School Students Safety Report.
Five took their own lives following family conflict and four deaths were said to have been caused by anguish over love affairs or mental problems.
The remaining four deaths were attributed to incorrect disciplining by parents.
In two cases, students killed themselves after being heavily scolded for, in one case, staying up late to play video games and, in the other, reading digital novels, the commission report said.
“Parents should correct children addicted to Internet games and electronic devices in a more patient way,” the report said.