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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Help Hong Kong's hidden youths come out of their shell

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... gone wrong with our society. Discussions have primarily been about the "hidden youths" in Hong Kong, that is, those who are neither in education nor employment, and spend most ... be taken seriously. The phenomenon of "hidden youths" has drawn attention in Japan and Britain for over a decade. They are called hikikomori in Japan and "neet" in Britain (a ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    'Hidden youth' and video-game addicts need more help, experts say

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com More help needed, the experts say Social workers and academics want to see more resources to help the so-called hidden youth and the youngsters ... service centres, which help deal with general family problems, but not specifically the problems of young underachievers including the hidden youth - people who spend three months or more cut off ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Social rules can unlock 'hidden youth'

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Parents are the key to combating the antisocial and sometimes violent behaviour of young dropouts - dubbed "hidden youth" or otaku - says the artist whose work drew international ... cultural emptiness. His art, which earned him a solo exhibition at the Chateau de Versailles in 2010, made otaku well known outside Japan.   Social rules can unlock 'hidden youth' ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Inside the caged world of Hong Kong's 'hidden youths'

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng and Simpson Cheung

    ... Inside the caged world of hidden youths With his sporty clothing, love of basketball and gentle yet firm voice, Louis Yip does not fit the stereotype of a reclusive secondary-school dropout. ... - the so-called "non-engaged youths". While Yip - not his real name - has bounced back, enrolling at a new school, for a time he was a "hidden youth". The term is given to people who ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dogs help 'hidden youths' regain their confidence in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... But with the help of animals, a programme is bringing these "hidden youths" out of their shells. Known as social anxiety disorder, the hidden youth phenomenon was first identified in Japan about ... an estimated 18,500 hidden youths aged 15 to 24 years in Hong Kong, but that figure had almost certainly increased, said clinical psychologist Dr Paul Wong Wai-ching, who recently evaluated ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Trying to curb hidden drug abuse

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... the youth drug abuse situation has improved, the hidden drug abuse problem continues to worsen. We are racing against time to identify those with drug problems and help them. We welcome all views. ... Scheme needed as hidden drug abuse problem gets worse It has been over a month since the Action Committee Against Narcotics (Acan) launched the public consultation exercise on the RESCUE ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Drug use among local teens remains hidden because it is rarely addressed

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 07:10pm by ANISHA ABRAHAM

    ... Anisha Abraham life@scmp.com Youth drug use is a sensitive subject, but not addressing it can be even more dangerous, writes Dr Anisha Abraham Junior Highs Fifteen-year-old Sarah ... countries, there is a significant concern that reported cases are just the tip of the iceberg, as a lot recreational drug use among local teenagers remains hidden. Adolescence is an important time ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Prevention is best cure for city's hidden crisis on homelessness

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Homeless deserve greater help There is no more visible sign of the gap between hong Kong's rich and poor than the sight of a street sleeper bunking down for the night in a makeshift cardboard home in a Causeway Bay underpass. Above, th ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Do Lu Ping's comments reveal Beijing's hidden bottom line?

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Former top official says patriotism requires respecting, if not loving, the socialist system Do Lu's comments reveal Beijing's hidden bottom line? The "carrot ... a patriot. Whether one agrees or not could spark debate, but an important hidden question here is: was Lu taking a tougher stand on judging a "patriot" than the late paramount leader Deng ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age, finds new research published in the journal Neurology.  Nearly 2,800 healthy people with an average age of 25 underwent treadmill tests the first year ...




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