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New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced yesterday the development of a smartphone application that will foster the prevention of smartphone addiction in youth. One function of the application locks the screen of the smartphone when a young user is walking while using the device. The service will initiate today. [...]

Census: South Korea’s Seniors Overtake Youth in Population Figures

Census: South Korea’s Seniors Overtake Youth in Population Figures

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s seniors outnumbered the youth population last year for the first time in the country’s history, government data has revealed. There are now more elderly people than young people in South Korea, where the working age population has begun to decline, according to new census data from Statistics Korea [...]

Gov’t Bans Seoul City from Providing Allowances to Young Jobseekers

Gov’t Bans Seoul City from Providing Allowances to Young Jobseekers

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government on Thursday halted the Seoul city’s controversial program of providing cash allowances to thousands of young jobseekers, which kicked off earlier this week.  On Wednesday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said it had selected a total of 3,000 applicants and would provide them with 500,000 won (US$448) [...]

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

GWANGJU, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of crimes committed by Korean adolescents is increasing, and methods are becoming more elaborate and brutal. There are increasing calls for intervention, while some demand government measures to contain such crimes that step beyond the line of teenage aberration.  A high school student, only disclosed as Choi [...]