It is an ancient practice that has come to be prohibited by law. Every year, new entrants in schools undergo the rite of hazing under the vengeful eye of the elders who have also had to go through it. But tradition or not, the excesses of ragging are now challenged and denounced.
Hazing is a practice that involves passing a rite others to integrate within a group. The most common are those of old to new students admitted to a school. But then, over the years these rituals have become sometimes violent, humiliating or even traumatic. These cases have become so frequent that policies had to react and create a law in 1998 against what is now an offense punishable by six months imprisonment and 7500 euro fine. But in fact, the few complaints are almost all closed without follow.
How to fight against hazing?
The CNCB (National Committee against hazing) fights since 1997 on the initiative of a young professor of philosophy against this social phenomenon. He then wants to sign a charter to the principals and their application to include the Charter in the internal regulations of the institution; the activities planned during integration weekends concern all students (not only new) and are approved by the school head first. It is often during these trips, where students get to know outside of class, that hazing occurs. The most common remains the drinking contests, the "binge drinking" and all its risks. Each year, students end up in alcoholic coma.
In addition, the charter asks the director to also ensure the transparency of events within the institution. Because much like racketeering, some students are traumatized and do not dare to speak out of shame or fear of reprisals. For this, you can anonymously contact the CNCB to complain or report abusive hazing. Because unfortunately, cases of hazing have degenerated still out, year after year