High school was hard, but we sure don’t ever remember it being this hard. In yet another episode of gruesome teen violence, one adolescent girl was beaten, stripped, and then beaten some more by a gang of girls in Lingao, Hainan.
The reason for the shocking assault is currently not known. Apparently, the attack was recorded by some passersby who were more interested in filming the drama than actually helping the poor girl. The video was then uploaded to social media on Sunday where it has been met with howls of outrage.
According to CCTV News, in a survey carried out by the China Youth Research Center last year across 10 provinces, 32.5% out of 5,864 respondents said that they had been bullied in the past, with 6.1% reporting abuse from seniors.
Procurator-general Yang Xine from Beijing’s juvenile court wants to attribute the rise in violence among youths to the negative effects of media, a scientifically incorrect theory that older generations nonetheless apparently still find compelling in misdirecting responsibility for humanity just being garbage.
Meanwhile, National People’s Congress representative Li Na (no not that Li Na) believes more should be done on the part of law enforcement to emphasize to children that violence is not the answer.
It certainly couldn’t hurt. Watch a news report of the beating below. [Viewer discretion is advised]:
By Pinky Latt
[Images via CCTV News / SINA // Video via Tencent]