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  1. Honesty is the best policy, children say

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Children see honesty as the most desirable personal trait, a survey has found. Just over half of 1,467 children in Primary Four to Six in six Sha Tin schools said they valued honesty the most in their personal conduct, followed by wisdom. The Chinese YMCA, which conducted the survey last month, said the results showed children were concerned about corruption ...

  2. Group seeks improvement in support for poor children

    Posted Oct 17th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Children living in poverty are poorer in health, less happy and more likely to commit suicide than other children, a survey has found. The Boys' and Girls' Association of Hong Kong, which released the findings yesterday ahead of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today, has called for more support for poor children. Of the 1,441 students aged eight ...

  3. Third of children have flat feet, study finds

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More than 30 per cent of children in the city have flat feet, a survey has found. Of 576 school children from six primary and secondary schools examined, 34 per cent had flat ... affect one or both feet. Feet with a low arch or no arch are referred to as flat feet or fallen arches. The year-long study, which began last July, also found that most children with flat feet ...

  4. Summer holidays for studying, not relaxing, say stressed children

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Many children are stressed out and bored by the summer holidays and believe that doing schoolwork is the main priority, according to a survey. An RTHK survey of 1,528 primary ... 37 per cent of the children said the most important thing to do during their holiday break was to finish their assigned summer homework. Shirley Loo, development director of Family Heartware ...

  5. Children's English tributes to mothers are sheer poetry

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Fong and Mandy Tso joined children and other artists making Mother's Day cards after learning how to write the poems. A dozen primary school children also shared their love of English ...

  6. Parents back school drug tests: poll

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... children with drug problems or stop their children taking up such habits. Seventy-eight per cent said drug tests would help them detect their children's problems earlier, and 45 per cent said tests would enable them to help their children in the early stages of drug use. About 84 per cent of the respondents believed drug abuse among teenagers to be quite serious or very serious, ...

  7. Parents back sex offenders' register

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More than 90 per cent of parents whose children have been sexually abused support setting up a sex offenders' register, a study shows. The End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation found that out of 100 victims and parents whose children were victims interviewed in July and August, 72 per cent said would check such a register when hiring domestic help and tutors. ...

  8. Third World images spell out lives of city's poorest in black and white

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam While some children enjoyed Christmas dinners at fancy restaurants with their parents, others were picking up rubbish discarded in back alleys. The plight of these children ... children in poverty, poor living conditions and child labour, depicting the lives of 29 children. 'We picked the name Our Treasure because every child is a treasure to us. When some children ...

  9. Government urged to educate parents about drug abuse

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... yesterday. The Tai Po Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations called on the government to provide resources to educate parents on how to deal with children who are found to be drug abusers. ... what symptoms their children have after taking drugs,' said Mr Yuen, disclosing that he did not find out for a year that his own son was taking drugs, despite his experience working ...

  10. School focus of Mui Wo protest

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Agnes Lam

    ... they needed the school because it would allow their children to take part in social and extra-curricular activities. Christian Zheng Sheng College, Hong Kong's only private school for young drug ... hoping the secondary school could better cater to the needs of children in the community. But the government has not responded. We are still waiting,' Dr Ma said. The organisers said ...




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