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1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

1 in 5 S. Koreans at Risk of Smartphone Addiction: Poll

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of five South Koreans experienced excessive dependence on smartphones last year, a poll showed Wednesday, with the ratio increasing every year. According to the survey by the Ministry of Science and ICT, 19.1 percent of people aged between three and 69 fell into the potentially at-risk or [...]

Smartphone Dependence Growing Among Young Children

Smartphone Dependence Growing Among Young Children

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With reliance on smartphones increasing among toddlers and young children, educational classes on fighting Internet addiction will now be offered to preschoolers. According to government officials, the Ministry of Science and ICT will be holding classes regarding Internet addiction prevention targeting pre-school children for the first time starting August [...]

Smartphone Addiction among Young Women Reaches ‘Serious’ Levels

Smartphone Addiction among Young Women Reaches ‘Serious’ Levels

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Addiction to smartphones has reached “serious” levels for young South Korean women, with singles being more susceptible to problems, state data showed Sunday.  According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare that checked 5,102 adults over 18 from July through December of 2016, 24.5 percent of women between 18 [...]

Korea’s Most Lucrative Casino Breeds Gambling Addicts

Korea’s Most Lucrative Casino Breeds Gambling Addicts

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangwon Province’s Kangwon Land entertainment resort houses the only casino in Korea open to locals.  The resort was established as part of a government plan to revitalize the dwindling economy in what was once a coal-mining area, following the restructuring of the coal industry in 1989.  The casino opened [...]

Watchdog Urges Gov’t to Draw up Plans for Gambling Addicts

Watchdog Urges Gov’t to Draw up Plans for Gambling Addicts

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state auditor said Tuesday the government should roll out tighter plans to prevent gambling addiction, adding that a large number of addicts are being observed at Kangwon Land Casino, the nation’s only casino open to locals, owned by High1 Resort.  According to the study conducted by the [...]

Kangwon Land: Madness behind the Beauty

Kangwon Land: Madness behind the Beauty

JEONGSEON, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – While coal mining boomed in Korea in the 1970s, with the decline in international oil prices and rapid changes in energy consumption patterns, demand decreased drastically. In the 1980s, the coal mining industry was quickly fading away.  The Korean government started restructuring the coal industry in 1989. As a [...]