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No Consensus on Legislation Banning Deadbeat Parents from Inheriting Their Children’s Property

No Consensus on Legislation Banning Deadbeat Parents from Inheriting Their Children’s Property

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Shameless parents who claim the wealth of late children they abandoned are angering the public. Such cases have been brought to light repeatedly but the National Assembly remains prudent when it comes to the revision of related laws. A total of five legislative bills designed to block such shameless [...]

Children’s Nutritional Intake Deteriorates amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Children’s Nutritional Intake Deteriorates amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The new coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on children’s nutritional intake and other aspects of welfare, a survey by a nongovernmental group showed Tuesday. A survey by Seoul-based charity group Good Neighbors, conducted in June on 6,750 children from age 4-18 and their parents, showed that the [...]

Cabinet Okays Civil Code Revision Banning Corporal Punishment of Children

Cabinet Okays Civil Code Revision Banning Corporal Punishment of Children

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A revision of the Civil Law banning corporal punishment of children in principle passed through the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the Ministry of Justice said. The ministry said the legal revision, which would eliminate a provision on parents’ rights to punish their children, was approved by the Cabinet meeting [...]

BTS’ J-hope Donates 100 mln Won for Children in Need amid Pandemic

BTS’ J-hope Donates 100 mln Won for Children in Need amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – J-hope, a member of popular K-pop band BTS, donated 100 million won (US$84,416) for children suffering economic hardship due to the new coronavirus pandemic, a charity group said Tuesday. According to ChildFund Korea, J-hope expressed hope that his donation will be delivered to children in crisis, especially to those [...]

Researchers Develop Bracelet-shaped Wearable Device for Play

Researchers Develop Bracelet-shaped Wearable Device for Play

DAEJEON, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a bracelet-shaped wearable device by using a sound augmented technology, a national research university said Wednesday. The device named ‘Sound Wear’ is a wearable device for play that allows children not only to detect and choose sounds but also make them and exchange them [...]

Human Rights Watchdog Asks Gov’t to Consider Plight of Unregistered Children in S. Korea

Human Rights Watchdog Asks Gov’t to Consider Plight of Unregistered Children in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Children who are not registered for long-term stay in South Korea should not be forced to leave the country unconditionally, recommending that the government come up with a system through which qualifications for residency could be assessed, a public human rights watchdog said Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission [...]