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Another Loophole in Car-sharing Service Revealed in Accident Caused by Teenagers

Another Loophole in Car-sharing Service Revealed in Accident Caused by Teenagers

GANGNEUNG, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Another loophole has been revealed in the lax vehicle rental method that allows people to make payments through mobile phone applications to take over vehicles without face-to-face interaction. The loophole was once again brought to light by an accident in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, where a car crashed into the [...]

Majority of Children and Teenagers “Take Painkillers Only When a Headache Gets Worse”

Majority of Children and Teenagers “Take Painkillers Only When a Headache Gets Worse”

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — On the occasion of the 4th annual ‘Headache Day’, the Korea Headache Society released the results of a survey of 500 parents of children and teenagers who experienced headaches on Wednesday. According to the survey, 57.2 percent of children who complained of headaches typically take painkillers ‘when a headache [...]

Teenagers Who Drink and Smoke More Likely to Feel Stressed and Depressed

Teenagers Who Drink and Smoke More Likely to Feel Stressed and Depressed

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul has conducted a study to analyze the drinking and smoking habits of 1,821 teenagers, with the results reported on Monday. The study showed that teenagers who smoke and drink are more stressed and depressed than those who do not. [...]

S. Korean Society’s Tenuous Relationship with its Teenagers

S. Korean Society’s Tenuous Relationship with its Teenagers

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean teenager recently tweeted about her shocking experience at a beach where she planned to watch the sunrise on New Year’s Day. In the tweet, she said she was kicked out of two jimjilbangs, or Korean saunas, even though she submitted letters of permission from her parents, [...]

Violent Teens Show Less Impulsive Behavior After Treatment

Violent Teens Show Less Impulsive Behavior After Treatment

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of medical experts led by Professor Kim Byung-nyun of Seoul National University Hospital has revealed that a psychological treatment program for violent students at 400 schools nationwide launched in 2014 has resulted in improved behaviors and emotions among teenage offenders. The treatment program, which was initially conducted [...]

Facebook Messenger Gains More Teen Users

Facebook Messenger Gains More Teen Users

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Although KakaoTalk still maintains its position as pretty much everyone’s favorite app for messaging in South Korea, a survey has found that an increasing number of teenagers are using messaging services provided by Facebook. According to Wiseapp, an app analytics company, the market share of Facebook’s messenger in terms [...]

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Suicidal Thoughts among Teenagers

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Suicidal Thoughts among Teenagers

SEOUL, Jan.18 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study indicates that adolescents who are addicted to smartphones have more suicidal thoughts. Research on the relationship between smartphone addiction and depression among adolescents has been conducted in the past, but the new study marks the first time that smartphone addiction has been tied to suicidal thoughts. Professor [...]