We will do our utmost to uphold our mission of preventing and eliminating school violence in South Korea.
Since 1995, the Blue Tree Foundation(FPYV) has been professionally and truthfully operating for the youth and their family suffering from school violence. Unfortunately, however, school violence is diversifying with early exposure to school violence, cyberbullying, intensifying tendency of the bystander effect, and copycat crimes due to increasing influences of media.
The Blue Tree Foundation is standing against school violence just like Don Quixote did against the windmill. We are fighting for the eradication of school violence, not against the students. School violence is a sin that our society created. It is not a responsibility between the offender and the victim. The fundamental problem lies on our social culture of condoning, standing by and not taking the situation seriously.
A Norwegian scholar and an expert of school violence once said that ‘School violence exists even among a group of good people.’ School violence is a type of culture. After all, the mission of the Blue Tree Foundation should be seen as ‘competing with developed countries to achieve the eradication of school violence.’ School violence culture is a by-product of advanced civilization. The key to this problem depends on how far the entire society can defend by working together.
The Blue Tree Foundation was the first to train school violence experts in Korea. Currently, many of the onsite experts are devoted to helping suffering youths through prevention education, youth consulting, and campaigns. We will do our utmost to uphold our mission of preventing and eliminating school violence in South Korea. I appreciate your continued interest and encouragement for the Blue Tree Foundation.
“We will do our best to create a world without violence where youth can dream of hope.”