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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 [...]

Industrial Complexes to be Transformed into Youth-friendly Areas

Industrial Complexes to be Transformed into Youth-friendly Areas

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Various supporting facilities, including outdoor theaters, leisure facilities and pubs, will be built in old industrial complexes, which have been shunned by young people due to a lack of convenience facilities in old factory-oriented environments. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Tuesday that the revised bill regarding [...]

New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

New Crop of Young People Seek to Realize Their Dreams in Farming

GURYE/HADONG, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — While most young jobseekers in South Korea unusually struggle to find well-paying positions at big name companies, such as Samsung, Jeong Kang-seok took a different approach upon graduating from college. The 25-year-old man, instead of sending out resumes, wanted to stay clear of city life and opted to sow [...]

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

Seoul Going All-out to Protect Youths from Newly Available E-cigarette

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will take steps, such as crackdowns on illegal sales, to prevent youths from accessing a new type of e-cigarettes that have become popular in many other countries, the health ministry said Friday. The prevalence of e-cigarettes among adolescents is correlated with a rebound in the number of [...]