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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of children, build Hong Kong schools in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the border, forcing local pupils to travel to schools outside their home district each day. Now the situation is reversed, with many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents, and children of Hong ... at using the allocation system to ease cross-border pressure on North District schools. The number of Shenzhen children who failed to win places in their top three schools of choice hit 33.6 per ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There are better ways to discipline children than using physical violence

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Service, some two-thirds of children had been struck by their parents in the past 12 months. About half of them reported punishment that was categorised as physical abuse, such as beating with a belt, a stick or other hard object. The figures are backed up by what the parents said, with more than 54 per cent admitting they had used physical violence on their children. The findings ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... migrant workers, accounting for 18 per cent of the population. The disease is making a comeback among them because millions of their children are slipping through the vaccination net. Low ... families. According to a survey by Beijing health authorities, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had measles shots, but the rate drops to 54.7 per cent in some areas ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Japan still lags behind in child pornography laws

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of an international ban, they have ignored accepted global standards. Sexually explicit manga and anime will continue to be allowed to depict young children. Opposition lawmakers and publishers successfully ... be grounds for the sexual exploitation of children. There is a strong link between viewing child pornography and child sex abuse. A 2007 US government study found that 85 per cent of people convicted ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family-friendly policies crucial if we want our children to be happy

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... asking a few simple questions to quantify how a particular demographic feels about itself. A Lingnan University study has determined that Hong Kong children aged between 8 and 17 were happier ... the study of 1,119 children showed two of the four determinants for happiness- love and engagement- remained strong, the others- fortitude and insight- weakened. Researchers found the drop ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must show strong leadership to realise ambitious plans

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... into the workforce through tax breaks and encourage couples to have more children are necessary for growth, but success cannot be guaranteed. Nor has enough importance been attached to plans to establish ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderation the key to avoiding smartphone obsession

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... more dangerous than driving while drunk. Managing usage requires discipline, strong will and a strategy. We can teach children by restricting when and where smartphones can be used, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China needs stronger punishment for sex crimes against children

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Children need more protection When it comes to making punishment fit the crime, few offences, if any, pose such a challenge to civilised society's values as sexual assault and the abuse of children by adults in positions of authority and trust. It is difficult to strike a balance that satisfies everyone between protecting society and offenders' rights ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Parents must limit screen time for the sake of their children

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Up to parents to limit screen time An iPad or smartphone would seem perfect to keep children quiet in a restaurant. Just hand them one and instantly there will be an eerie ... and outdoor activities makes sense. Studies of children who spend their days hunched over handheld devices or staring at computer and television screens have reached worrying conclusions. Dutch ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let reason prevail when nature calls

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Daily said parents and young children have to be treated sympathetically where calls of nature are concerned. Rightly, it advised that both mainland visitors and their hosts need to be more ... for tourists to come to our city with their children and have them urinate in the streets. That is escalation, to be sure, but it is also against the law: Parents are liable to be fined up to HK$2,000 ...




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