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South Korean victims of school bullies will soon be insured

Published on Feb 6, 2014 12:51 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - One of South Korea's largest insurance companies is to begin offering a policy for victims of school bullies, as part of a government campaign to stamp out the problem.

The policy from Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance will likely debut in March, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

"The priority isn't really on making money with this product, but more on providing a public service that helps build up social security networks," he told AFP.

As well as bullying, other policies will be introduced offering protection to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and food adulteration - or what President Park Geun Hye has collectively condemned as the "four social evils" afflicting the country.

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