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Gov’t Sticks to Youth Vaccine Pass Despite Court’s Restraining Orders

Gov’t Sticks to Youth Vaccine Pass Despite Court’s Restraining Orders

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The planned expansion of the government’s COVID-19 vaccine pass system to include 12- to 18-year-olds will be implemented in March as scheduled, a government agency said Monday, despite a Seoul court’s recent decisions to rein in the vaccine pass mandate at educational facilities. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea Has 3rd-highest Ratio of NEET Youth Among OECD

S. Korea Has 3rd-highest Ratio of NEET Youth Among OECD

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the third-highest ratio of youth not in education, employment or training (NEET) among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a report showed Monday. The average monthly number of NEET people aged 15-29 in the country is estimated at 1.56 million in the January-October [...]

17 pct of S. Korean Teens Addicted to Internet, Smartphones

17 pct of S. Korean Teens Addicted to Internet, Smartphones

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 17 percent of young students in South Korea are addicted to the internet and smartphones, a government survey suggested Tuesday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family released the result of its survey of teenagers’ internet and smartphone usage, conducted on 1,331,441 fourth graders of elementary schools and [...]