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Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers living near convenience stores are more exposed to the risk of obesity, a recent study revealed. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday that obesity among teenagers is influenced by multiple variables including the area of residence, individual, and family practices. The institute collected [...]

S. Korean Teenagers Rank Lowest in Happiness Among Developed Countries

S. Korean Teenagers Rank Lowest in Happiness Among Developed Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Children and teenagers in South Korea are suffering from sleep deprivation, and their level of happiness is also the lowest among other developed countries. According to a report released Tuesday by Statistics Korea, the average daily sleep time for children and teenagers was 7.3 hours as of last year. [...]

Teenagers Demand Right to Vote in 2020 General Elections

Teenagers Demand Right to Vote in 2020 General Elections

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of South Korean teenagers directly called on the National Assembly to pass fast-track bills on electoral reform so that they can participate in next year’s general elections. The Candlelight Coalition for the Enactment of Human Rights Law for Youth, comprised of 370 civil groups, held a rally [...]

Teenagers Oppose National College Entrance Examination

Teenagers Oppose National College Entrance Examination

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — On Thursday, as South Korean students sat for the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), civic groups gathered to protest the current college-centric education system. ‘The Hidden Bag for Change by Rejecting College Entrance Examinations,’ a student organization, held a press conference in Seoul where six protesters including teenagers and [...]

Teenagers Don’t Want Seafood Side Dishes for School Lunch

Teenagers Don’t Want Seafood Side Dishes for School Lunch

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers in South Korea do not want seafood that is served for school meals, although they believe it to be nutritious and excellent. According to a survey of 1,000 middle and high school students nationwide conducted by the Korea Maritime Institute, 81.5 percent said fisheries products are excellent food [...]

Malicious Comments and Discrimination Increase Risk of Suicide Among Teens

Malicious Comments and Discrimination Increase Risk of Suicide Among Teens

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Every time they experience bad comments or discrimination on the Internet, middle school students are more likely to have extreme thoughts. Choi Jung-ah, an associate professor at Kyungil University, said that when cyberbullying occurs, teenagers are 57.7 percent more likely to think of committing suicide, and the likelihood will [...]

Gaps on Gender Perspective Prevalent Among Male and Female S. Koreans

Gaps on Gender Perspective Prevalent Among Male and Female S. Koreans

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean teenagers have different perspectives on gender equality based on their gender, according to a recent survey. The National Youth Policy Institute conducted a survey of 9,008 teenagers, during which only 86.2 percent of male respondents agreed to the proposition that it is uncomfortable for male employees to [...]