Yell, an insurance company based in Tokyo, Japan has announced a rather unique insurance for families with children who have been victimized by bullying.
While the company thinks that this may be a solution or at least a possible way to improve the ever-growing problems of school bullying, the insurance will mostly cover expenses such as medical bills or if the family decides to take the case to court, legal fees, according to the company’s announcement as translated by SoraNews24.
Not just fees, though, but Yell also offers clients legal consultation if they think that their children are being bullied in schools. They can speak to their partner lawyers to explore possible legal options free of charge.
During this talk with the lawyers, clients (or parents) will receive advice on how they can document and compile evidence of bullying as the company believes this is the first step to take when trying to compel the school or the attacker’s parents to take action against bullying.
Those who are interested in taking up Yell’s bully insurance can expect a monthly cost of 2,640 yen ($24). This fee will also come with partial compensation should the client opt for more involved legal services for lawyer’s fees.
This also covers medical fees whether they are related to injuries that the client’s child suffered or caused by fighting back to the bullies as well as personal property damaged or destroyed during bullying-related events.