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Nearly 34 pct of S. Korean Adolescents Have Thought About Suicide over Academic Pressure: Poll

Nearly 34 pct of S. Korean Adolescents Have Thought About Suicide over Academic Pressure: Poll

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 34 percent of South Korean adolescents have thought about killing themselves because of academic pressure, a recent survey showed Wednesday. The grim finding came in the National Youth Policy Institute’s survey of 9,060 elementary, middle and high school students conducted from June-August last year. According to the results, [...]

More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of teenagers suffering from alcoholism has been on the rise, with the total receiving treatment hitting 7,800 over the past five years, data showed Monday. According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service data submitted to the National Assembly, teens categorized as alcoholics increased from 2012 [...]

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Suicidal Thoughts among Teenagers

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Suicidal Thoughts among Teenagers

SEOUL, Jan.18 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study indicates that adolescents who are addicted to smartphones have more suicidal thoughts. Research on the relationship between smartphone addiction and depression among adolescents has been conducted in the past, but the new study marks the first time that smartphone addiction has been tied to suicidal thoughts. Professor [...]

New NGO Supporting Multicultural Adolescents Launches

New NGO Supporting Multicultural Adolescents Launches

SEOUL, Dec.15 (Korea Bizwire) – The ‘Korea Multi-Culture Adolescent Center’, which is a non-governmental organization supporting adolescents from multicultural families to reach their potential, will soon open. The ‘Korea Multi-Culture Adolescent Center’ announced that it will hold its opening ceremony on December 18. The center will help adolescents of different cultural backgrounds living in Korea [...]