Feb 1, 2010 Report No：09-20
School Accidents and Legal Obligation for Safety ―In Case of Extracurricular Physical Activities―
Though the statistics of National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health show that the population of children and the students decreases, the number of school accidents tends to increase.
Physical activities are inseparable from various dangers. The cases related to school accidents of extracurricular physical activities is one of the most difficult fields of interpretation of judicial precedent. Leading precedent has not been established yet.
The purpose of this paper is to clarify judicial standard which judges legal obligation for school safety by analyzing judicial precedent after 1998.
As a result of analysis of twenty-one judicial precedents, this paper gives suggestions some rules which school teachers and principals should follow in case of extracurricular physical activities.