By Jiyeon Lee, CNN
Seoul (CNN) - It took two teenage suicide cases due to school bullying last year in South Korea for people to notice something was very wrong.
The students lived in different cities and went to different schools, but both jumped to their deaths after saying they could not take the pain of being bullied any longer.
Over the last few weeks, the country's media has been filled with reports about tragic cases of school bullying. This week, two more students from the same class reportedly took their own lives - one was the victim of bullying, the other a powerless friend who had stood by and watched the abuse.
Experts say the cases highlight how desperately many South Korean teenagers need a means to escape the bullying as well as a way to cope.
Park Han-wool, a 17-year-old high-school student, said he has been bullied for the past six years. He has been isolated from other classmates, beaten during school trips and locked up in the classroom.FULL STORY
by John D. Sutter, CNN
(CNN) - Apple on Thursday announced a new platform for creating and reading digital textbooks.
A free app called iBooks Author lets anyone create an interactive e-book for the iPad.
"In like five minutes flat, we created an e-book and deployed it to the iPad. I hope you find that as inspiring and empowering as I do," Apple's Phil Schiller said at a press conference at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, according to live blogs of the event posted online.
Apple also debuted an app called iBooks 2, which features interactive textbooks for students.
In another demo, Apple's Roger Rosner showed off textbooks for the iPad that allow students to zoom into pictures of cells, dissect digital frogs and make notes and highlights on the e-book pages.FULL STORY