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More Children Quit Elementary and Middle School to ‘Learn What They Like’

More Children Quit Elementary and Middle School to ‘Learn What They Like’

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The percentage of students quitting high school has dropped over the last three years but more students have quit elementary and middle schools, a survey showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Gender and Equality said 56.9 percent of teenagers who have dropped out of public school either by quitting, refusing to [...]

S. Korean Society Forces ‘Silence’ on Children at Cultural Institutions

S. Korean Society Forces ‘Silence’ on Children at Cultural Institutions

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Korea celebrates the centennial anniversary of Children’s Day, heightening concerns allude to stricter standards that are being forced upon children in the cultural sphere, including movie theaters and concert halls. Parents complain that it is too much to disallow children from making noise at movie theaters, especially [...]

Children See Climate Change as ‘Mosquitoes’ Bothering Everyday Life

Children See Climate Change as ‘Mosquitoes’ Bothering Everyday Life

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Children experiencing disasters and abnormal weather caused by climate change are also being exposed to physical and mental problems, a charity group said. ChildFund Korea, a Seoul-based charity organization, conducted a focus group interview of 29 children between 11 and 16 years of age from Seoul, North Jeolla Province, [...]