South Koreans are taking a stand against school bullies. Well, sort of. According to reports, a new “Uncle Service” allows parents to hire a fake “uncle” for their child to protect them from bullies. The “Uncle Service” offers three packages:
The “Evidence Package” is where the “uncle” gathers video evidence of the bullying, reports it to the school and threatens to file an official complaint to the school board if they don’t “properly investigate.”
The “Uncle Package” offers an intimidating 30- to 40-year-old man to accompany the child to and from school so they can ward off any potential bullies.
The “Chaperone Package” has the fake uncle visits the workplace of the bully’s parents – yes, really – and among other things, he'll scream “A parent of a bully works here” in protest in front of the office building.