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About 95 pct of S. Korean Teens Own Smartphones in 2018

About 95 pct of S. Korean Teens Own Smartphones in 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 95 percent of South Korean teenagers own smartphones and they spend more than 2 hours on the devices per day, a report showed Sunday, According to the report from the state-run Korea Information Society Development Institute, the smartphone penetration rate for middle-school students stood at 95.9 percent [...]

Baseball Community in Shock over Ex-player’s Arrest for Giving Steroids to Teens

Baseball Community in Shock over Ex-player’s Arrest for Giving Steroids to Teens

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The national baseball community is reeling from a recent arrest of a former professional player for allegedly giving steroids and other banned substances to young students at his private academy. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Tuesday the ex-Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) player, surnamed Lee, was detained [...]

Survey Uncovers Low Self-esteem Levels in Youth

Survey Uncovers Low Self-esteem Levels in Youth

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Job portal Alba (www.alba.co.kr) announced the results of a survey of 1,648 young people in their teens and 20s on self-esteem. The portal targets a mostly younger population seeking part-time jobs. According to the survey, nearly half of the respondents (47.9 percent) said that they had “low” or “very [...]