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Less than Half of S. Korean Children and Teenagers Think the Country is a Good Place to Live: Survey

Less than Half of S. Korean Children and Teenagers Think the Country is a Good Place to Live: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Only four out of 10 South Korean children and teenagers think the country is a good place to live, a survey showed Thursday. According to the online survey conducted with the participation of 1,000 Koreans between 10 to 18 years of age by the nongovernment organization Save the Children, [...]

Drug Abuse Spreads Among Young South Koreans

Drug Abuse Spreads Among Young South Koreans

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Abuse of opioid medications like painkillers, anorectics and anesthetics is spreading among South Korean teens and 20-somethings. Rep. Kang gi-yun of the People Power Party referred to a report from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety showing that there were 61,087 prescriptions for fentanyl patches issued to those [...]

Students Regard One’s Ability as Top Criterion for Rewards: Study

Students Regard One’s Ability as Top Criterion for Rewards: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Teenagers regard one’s ability as the most important criterion for distributing rewards, a study indicated Thursday. The report published by the Korea Educational Development Institute surveyed about 500 students from a total of three middle and high schools about their perception of fair distribution. They were presented with various [...]

Teenagers Have Easier Access to Liquor and Cigarettes in Pandemic Era: Data

Teenagers Have Easier Access to Liquor and Cigarettes in Pandemic Era: Data

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers bought more liquor and cigarettes from convenience stores last year, data showed Thursday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) collected statistical data from 60,000 middle and high school students, in which their level of access to cigarettes grew from 67 percent to 74.8 percent and liquor [...]

Korean Teenagers Exercise for 90 Minutes at a Time on Average: Survey

Korean Teenagers Exercise for 90 Minutes at a Time on Average: Survey

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean teenagers spend about an hour and a half on average when they participate in a sports activity, a survey showed Thursday. The average monthly frequency of their participation in sports activities stood at 9.6 times, according to the survey conducted of 2,238 teenagers by the National Youth [...]