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‘Mom’s Voice’ Program Brings Inmates and their Children Together

‘Mom’s Voice’ Program Brings Inmates and their Children Together

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice said Monday it will implement a program called “Mom’s Voice” from next month that allows female inmates to record themselves reading fairytales to their children. To promote the emotional stability of the inmates’ children, government officials explained, the ministry decided to run a program to [...]

45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

45 pct of S. Korean Children Have Experienced Health Issues Caused by Air Pollution

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 1 in 2 children in South Korea have experienced health issues caused by fine dust, and 3 out of 10 have missed official outdoor events, such as going to school or going on school trips, when fine dust levels were severely high. The Korea Institute for Health and [...]

Experts Call for Greater Understanding of ‘Bedwetting’ as a Medical Condition

Experts Call for Greater Understanding of ‘Bedwetting’ as a Medical Condition

SAINT-PREX, Switzerland, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent survey findings highlighted there are misconceptions underlying bedwetting, a condition that is under-recognised and misunderstood by society and healthcare professionals.3,4 A frequent misconception of bedwetting is that the cause is psychological, rather than having a multifactorial pathophysiological basis.1,4 Furthermore, the survey revealed that not only parents but [...]

S. Korea to Promote Children’s ‘Right to Play’

S. Korea to Promote Children’s ‘Right to Play’

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has decided to foster a culture where children can play whenever they want, opening ways to develop a variety of programs at schools and in local communities. The government announced on Thursday a list of major objectives to create a nation where ‘children can be [...]

S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans, from infants to teenagers, are one of the least happy populations among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) states due to a lack of opportunities for rest, play, and creating social relationships, despite their a relatively wealthy lifestyle. In response, the South Korean government announced [...]

Seoul to Remove Right of Parents to Administer Punishment of Kids

Seoul to Remove Right of Parents to Administer Punishment of Kids

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday that it will remove the right of parents to administer corporal punishment on their children as part of efforts to enhance the rights of minors. The move is part of the Moon Jae-in administration’s youth policy that aims to create an environment where children can [...]

More S. Korean Families Traveling with Adult Children: Study

More S. Korean Families Traveling with Adult Children: Study

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans prefer to travel with their families, a recent study has showed. Hana Tour Co., a South Korean travel agency, conducted a survey of 1,200 citizens, most of whom said they would like to travel with their family. The composition of family members, however, has been changing recently [...]