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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 [...]

Exhausted Parents Struggle to Take Care of Children with School Year Delayed

Exhausted Parents Struggle to Take Care of Children with School Year Delayed

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents are struggling to find the time and space to spend time with their children as authorities have delayed the new school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and with cabin fever setting in. All kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools across the country will begin their school year [...]

Stay-at-home Moms Don’t Actually Have More Children

Stay-at-home Moms Don’t Actually Have More Children

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In major advanced countries, the more women engage in economic activities, the more children they have. According to a report from the Korea Association of Public Finance, based on 1990-2016 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country panel data, the number of childbirths increased significantly as women’s participation [...]

Mobile Carriers Boost Marketing for Children Ahead of New School Season

Mobile Carriers Boost Marketing for Children Ahead of New School Season

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major mobile carriers are rolling out various marketing programs targeting children, industry insiders said Sunday, as they aim to secure their future customers ahead of the new academic year. The mobile carriers unveiled new promotions and mobile phone products for kids this month, hoping they can win [...]

Five to Seven is Optimal Age to Enhance Digital Capability

Five to Seven is Optimal Age to Enhance Digital Capability

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that the level of digital literacy was the highest when computers and other digital devices were first used between the ages of five and seven. Digital literacy refers to “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, [...]