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74 pct of Koreans Play Video Games, with More Parents Playing Games with Their Children

74 pct of Koreans Play Video Games, with More Parents Playing Games with Their Children

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 7 in 10 South Koreans play video games, and more people are playing games with their children, a poll showed Thursday. The Korea Creative Content Agency conducted a survey of 6,000 people between the ages of 10 and 65, in which 74.4 percent had played video games [...]

28 pct of Wage Workers in Seoul Fearful of Going on Parental Leave

28 pct of Wage Workers in Seoul Fearful of Going on Parental Leave

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of parents working in Seoul haven’t taken any parental leave in fear of lagging behind the competition at work or burdening others with their workload, a survey showed Wednesday. The Seoul Foundation and Women and Family conducted a survey of 2,005 Seoul residents (1,482 women, 523 [...]

Women Take On More Responsibility for Child-rearing Despite Perception of ‘Equality’ Among Parents

Women Take On More Responsibility for Child-rearing Despite Perception of ‘Equality’ Among Parents

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While parents with toddlers or young children believe that child-rearing should be shared between husband and wife, women still take on most of the responsibilities of child-rearing in reality, a poll showed Tuesday. The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education conducted a nationwide survey of 1,228 parents with [...]

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 [...]

Parents on Edge as Schools Brace for Fully In-person Learning amid Record Virus Surge

Parents on Edge as Schools Brace for Fully In-person Learning amid Record Virus Surge

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Schools from elementary to secondary levels are bracing for fully in-person classes for the upcoming spring semester, but parents are on edge over infection fears as the country’s daily COVID-19 tally is expected to go up further down the road. With the new semester for most schools scheduled to [...]