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6 year-old girl who hates school threatens to kill herself with scissors

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A six-year-old girl, refusing to go to school, held a pair of scissors to her neck and threatened to kill herself. The primary one student, who lives with her family in Sha Tin, became emotional while she was putting on her school uniform around 7 a.m. Wednesday, Ming Pao Daily reported. Luckily, her 39-year-old father was able to grab the scissors and prevent any injuries.

 

The police was called and the case was classified as a suicide attempt. Chan Pik-fai, a supervisor at the Boys and Girls Clubs Association of Hong Kong, said it is rare for children to threaten to kill themselves to avoid going to school. However, children moving on to primary school from kindergarten could face intense pressure amid the increased workload, Chan said. Frontline social workers have revealed that even children at a relatively young age face emotional and anxiety issues, and the situation is worsening, he said. It is possible the girl did not understand the possible consequences of her action, and she might have thought it was just a way to avoid school, Chan said.

 

Chan recommended a short break from school for the girl, while the parents could get in touch with the girl’s teachers to sort out her problems. Parents must reinforce their children’s understanding that they will always love them and help them resolve their problems, he added.

 

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That's terrible for a 6-year-old to even consider suicide as a way to avoid school. Hope it gets resolved quickly and she understands that there's always love and support from family.

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While disturbing, I am not surprised. Children act out from what they have seen.

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I'm surprised know how to kill herself at the age of 6. But kids in asia tend to have extreme pressure put onto them.

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this is so sad.. only 6 and already trying to attempt suicide... hk school system is really too crazy. too much pressure!

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She is a young girl who is probably too young to even understand the seriousness of her actions. She probably thought this was away to convince her parents she didn't want to go back to school. It was away for her parents to take her seriously.

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That girl needs some serious help, just because she doesn't want to go to school doesn't mean she has to kill herself! I'm glad that she wasn't hurt and I hope that in time she will relies that education is very important and should not be taken for granted!

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Traumatic experience at school or the pressure from the education system?? It is bad.

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Wow a very serious matter here, life is hard in Hk both working and studying but this is coming from a 6yr old kid.

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that is pretty serious. the girl probably stressing out in her studies. her parents need to take her to see the doctor and see what cause this.

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