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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 [...]

South Koreans Now Eligible to Join Political Parties at Age of 16, Raising Hope and Concern

South Koreans Now Eligible to Join Political Parties at Age of 16, Raising Hope and Concern

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — As the age of eligibility for joining political parties is being reduced to the age of 16, schools are showing both excitement and concern. A new bill was passed at the National Assembly on Tuesday, effectively reducing the age of eligibility for joining political parties from the age of [...]

Youth Counseling for Mental Health Up Fourfold in 5 Years

Youth Counseling for Mental Health Up Fourfold in 5 Years

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of teenagers who have received help from youth counseling welfare centers related to suicide or self-harm has quadrupled over the past five years. The Korea Youth Counseling and Welfare Institute reported that 238 youth counseling welfare centers across the country provided counselling services for 87,458 cases of [...]

7 in 10 Teenagers Feel Loss of Confidence Due to School Grades

7 in 10 Teenagers Feel Loss of Confidence Due to School Grades

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More than two thirds of teenagers feel disappointed or lose confidence because of school grades, a civic group said Thursday. World Without Worries About Private Education conducted a survey of 241 elementary, middle and high school students in which a majority of 166 people (68.9 percent) reported feeling disappointed [...]

Teenagers Account for Quarter of Suppliers of Sexually Exploitative Online Materials

Teenagers Account for Quarter of Suppliers of Sexually Exploitative Online Materials

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers accounted for a quarter of offenders recently caught by police over allegedly supplying sexually exploitative materials across the internet, authorities said Wednesday. The cyber crime division of the National Office of Investigation said 1,625 alleged offenders were rounded up during its special crackdown campaign period against offenses connected [...]

Car Accidents Involving Unlicensed Teenagers Rise by 34 pct

Car Accidents Involving Unlicensed Teenagers Rise by 34 pct

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Car accidents involving unlicensed teenagers soared by 34 percent between 2018 and 2020, road traffic data showed Thursday. According to a Korea Road Traffic Authority report submitted to Rep. Kang Deuk-gu of the ruling Democratic Party, teenagers caused 833 accidents last year while driving without a license, a sharp [...]