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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 [...]

Juvenile Assault Cases Down; Sex Offense, Fraud Cases Up Last Year

Juvenile Assault Cases Down; Sex Offense, Fraud Cases Up Last Year

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean teenagers committed fewer physical assault crimes but more sex offenses and fraud last year, a judicial report showed Wednesday. According to the 2021 juridical yearbook published by the National Court Administration, the total number of juvenile protection cases was 38,590 in 2020, up 2,014, or 5.5 percent, [...]

Teenagers in Higher Income Households Have a Higher Flu Vaccination Rate: Study

Teenagers in Higher Income Households Have a Higher Flu Vaccination Rate: Study

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The flu vaccination rate for teenagers in higher income households is significantly higher than their counterparts in lower income households. A joint research team from the Seongnam Central Hospital and the Uijeongbu Eulji Medical Center analyzed the results of a health behavior study conducted online in 2017 by the [...]

S. Korean Teens Not Immune to Cryptocurrency Investment Fever

S. Korean Teens Not Immune to Cryptocurrency Investment Fever

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Cryptocurrency investment has surged in popularity among South Koreans from the latter half of last year, and teens were no exception, a lawmaker said Monday, citing data from four major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value of deposits made by teenage investors totaled 4 billion won (US$3.43 million) as of the [...]

1 in 10 Teenagers Have Considered Self-harm and Suicide in Pandemic Era: Survey

1 in 10 Teenagers Have Considered Self-harm and Suicide in Pandemic Era: Survey

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A considerable number of teenagers are facing depression and anxiety following the coronavirus outbreak, with 1 in 10 South Korean teenagers saying they have considered self-harm or even suicide, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korea Society for Traumatic Stress Studies conducted an online survey of 570 teenagers between 13 [...]

Teenagers and Young Adults Most Stressed by ‘Anger Towards Others’

Teenagers and Young Adults Most Stressed by ‘Anger Towards Others’

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, teenagers have turned out to receive most stress from ‘anger towards others’. The state-run Korea Youth Counseling and Welfare Institute conducted an online survey of 862 teenagers and young adults between 9 and 24 years of age, in which ‘anger towards others’ scored 3.76 [...]