City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 December, 2004, 12:00am

Teens' web addiction hurting family bonds

Some teenagers' addiction to the internet has damaged their relationship with their families, according to a survey on the online habits of 1,000 young people in Tsuen Wan. About 18 per cent of teenagers said it would spark arguments if their parents tried to limit their use of the internet, according to the survey by Caritas. The pollsters found that the more time youngsters spent on the internet, the less they talked with family members.

Social workers suggested parents should stress computers are a family asset rather than individual, personal belongings, when purchasing a new computer.

highway accident puts truck driver in hospital

A truck driver was fighting for his life in hospital last night after his vehicle plunged down a 10-metre slope, when he lost control on the Tolo Highway near Tai Wo Estate.

The vehicle, heading towards Sheung Shui, swerved and smashed into metal railings at about 5.15am. The driver, 32, was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital.

litterbug arrested after scuffle over ticket

Police arrested a litterbug after he assaulted hygiene officers who caught him throwing away a cigarette butt in Tuen Wan.

Officers from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department spotted the 50-year-old man littering at about 12.30pm. They tried to issue him a $1,500 fixed-penalty ticket but the man resisted. The police were called and they arrested the man for obstructing officers carrying out their duties.