On January 6, a micro-blog called “Declaration of Diplomats’Drop-outs for Future Generations” was widely disseminated. In the
attached video, Jiang Mou, a student who claimed to be Jinsong No. 4 Primary School in Chaoyang District, declared that he had dropped
out of school because his father and grandparents did not have the duty to support him, and reported that his father and grandfather had
committed illegal acts. The reporter contacted the student’s father, Jiang Jingchun, who told the Beijing News that the suspension of the
child’s schooling was not his own cause. The content described in the micro-blog and video was a personal attack and had alerted the police.
Reporters noted that the video originated from Jiang’s mother’s micro-blog account “Dreamboat dreamboat”, which said the video was re
corded a year ago, and the children have been suspended from school for more than a year. Jiang Mou appeared in the camera without coding or blurring. In the video, Jiang claimed to
be a student of Jinsong No. 4 Primary School in Chaoyang District, Beijing, and showed his student card and medical insurance card, indicating that he was forced to drop out of school because of the divorce and custody disputes between his parents.
Jiang Mou mentioned in the video that he had dropped out of school because his father and grandparents did not have the duty to support and
abandoned many times. He also reported that his grandfather had violated the law. “Dreamboat dreamboat” also disclosed the names and ID cards of the children’s father and grandfather
through micro-blog. In the comments below the microblog, the reporter saw that some netizens expressed support for the parents’behavior, while there were also queries such as “children can not be used as a tool”.
Jiang Jingchun said that the child had just reached the age of 10 and had not dropped out of school. At present, his school status is still
in Jinsong No. 4 Primary School. The head teacher of the school where the children live said that the school would take relevant measures when it comes to children’s problems.
China’s Compulsory Education Law stipulates that every school-age child must go to compulsory education schools for compulsory education.
Wang Youyin, director of Beijing Shengyun Law Firm, told reporters that compulsory education is both a right and a duty, and that the right can be abandoned, but the
obligation should be fulfilled, so parents are not legally entitled to ask their children to abandon compulsory education. In addition, Wang Youyin said that due to the immature minds of minors, we should
focus on protecting the privacy of minors. The video is suspected of violating children’s right to privacy, which may have an impact on children’s life, learning, and even harm their self-esteem and personality.