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S. Korean Students Don’t Think Marriage is an Obligation: Survey

S. Korean Students Don’t Think Marriage is an Obligation: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A substantial number of South Korean elementary, middle and high school students no longer think that marriage is an obligation. ChildFund Korea, a Seoul-based charity organization for children with mental and physical disabilities, conducted a survey of 708 elementary, middle and high school students. Only 16.7 percent of the [...]

Growing Number of Elementary School Students Addicted to YouTube

Growing Number of Elementary School Students Addicted to YouTube

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As online classes are scheduled for this year’s academic calendar, parents are increasingly concerned over their children’s addiction to YouTube. What begins with a YouTube link shared by school teachers on an online education platforms ends with children not knowing when to stop watching videos, parents claim. Choi, a [...]

Borrowing to Invest: ‘Bittoo’ Booms Among University Students and Job Seekers with No Stable Income

Borrowing to Invest: ‘Bittoo’ Booms Among University Students and Job Seekers with No Stable Income

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ‘bittoo’ fever is spreading rapidly, even to university students and job seekers with no stable income. Bittoo is the Korean term for borrowing to invest. This fever engulfed the country starting from last year with lots of people in their 20s and 30s taking out loans to [...]

Exam Students Sue Minister of Education over Early Bell

Exam Students Sue Minister of Education over Early Bell

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Students and their parents who recently took the annual national college entrance exam have sued the Minister of Education after an early bell reportedly sabotaged their exam. Students from a women’s high school in Seoul’s Gangseo District and their parents recently sued eight people including Education Minister Yoo Eun-hye, [...]

Students Join Social Movement to Protest Against Schools Collecting Mobile Phones Before Class

Students Join Social Movement to Protest Against Schools Collecting Mobile Phones Before Class

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of students are joining a social movement against the practice of collecting mobile phones at school. On social media platforms, students are posting handwritten protests against school practices of collecting mobile phones before class. They use hashtags such as #don’ttouchphonechallenge or #studentrights to encourage other students [...]

Students Taking Online Classes Easily Distracted by Other Content

Students Taking Online Classes Easily Distracted by Other Content

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Concern is growing over the deteriorating educational environment for students as schools continue to offer online courses at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Market researcher Nielsen KoreanClick reported a 5 percent increase in the number of teenage PC/mobile users this September compared to last year. Teenagers have spent [...]