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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. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Too much burden on referees to rule on hidden messages

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:47pm by William Lai

    ... Officials should focus on the game not whether to yellow card players who take off their shirts revealing political, religious or personal missives Remove burden on referees over message violations Some goals are more meaningful than others. None of the s ...

  7. News - China Insider - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Over 270,000 social media users in mainland China, voting in an online poll by the Communist Party’s youth arm, backed a suggestion to impose sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who voiced support for pro-democracy protests in the city. The Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) started a poll on its official Weibo account at 1pm on Tuesday, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Monitor youths'mental health Young people are Hong Kong's future, so when research into their mental well-being shows a sharp drop, we should be worried. An annual study using an index in which 100 points represents full mental health and 50 a pass mark reveals a decline over the past year among those aged 15 to 24 from 63 to 53. The rate of decline ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Drugs may 'destroy Indonesia's youth', says top general in slap at China gangs

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Amid surge in narcotics smuggling, much of it via Hong Kong, Indonesian army chief warns of international conspiracy to sap nation's vitality Drugs may 'destroy our youth' A surge in international drug smuggling- mostly originating in China and shipped through Hong Kong- could "destroy" Indonesia's youth, one ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Decline in mental health of youth ‘distressing’ The mental health of the city's youth has declined significantly this year from the past two ... The fall among youth came against a backdrop of an overall decline. The mean overall index dropped to 55.93 from 59.72 last year, while a third of respondents scored below 50, up from a quarter ...




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