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  1. Too much internet rots teen minds, study claims

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Excessive internet use can be as damaging to a teenager's brain as cocaine or alcohol, a study by the Chinese Academy of Sciences concluded. ... and facilitates communication between the brain and the rest of the body. The study found that spending excessive time online harms white matter tissue in a way similar to cocaine abuse. Professor Lei Hao ...

  2. Teenage dating app shut down

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in any case. Local NGOs Against Child Abuse and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, said they had not come across cases where teenagers were lured using dating apps and sexually assaulted. ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Skout, a smartphone dating app popular with Hongkongers, has shut down its version for teenagers after a series of rape allegations in the United States ...

  3. Reaching out online

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and volunteers also need to learn the language used by young people on the internet. Take drug abuse, for example. Bloggers and discussion board participants use code names when talking about drugs ... Lai Ying-kit Small public parks, basketball fields and street corners may be the usual places for social workers to look for troubled teenagers, but the rising popularity of the internet ...

  4. Teenagers need help to maintain online balance

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenagers who spend a lot of time on the internet playing online games and using social network sites like Facebook are apt to be branded as addicts. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups certainly thinks so, lumping the matter with alcohol and drugs in a survey on addiction. It found that more than one third of 1,508 secondary students from 31 schools believed ...

  5. Internet addiction 'rots teen brains'

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen Too much time spent on the internet can damage a teenager's brain as much as taking alcohol or cocaine, researchers found. Nerve fibres in the brains of teens addicted ... in addiction to such drugs as alcohol, heroin or cocaine. Symptoms include weaker control of the brain's thinking processes, which can affect decision-making. Hong Kong's Census ...

  6. Should blogging sites follow Blogger and Twitter and censor their content?

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... communication tool, lots of gang members and criminals use it to lure teenagers to take part in illegal activities like drug trafficking and prostitution. Hence, censorship can help remove this type ... obscene materials. No matter the reason, censorship laws can easily be abused because entire websites can be shut down even if the culprits are only a minority of their users. We need to consider ...

  7. 4 out of 5 teenagers get their news online

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu and Young Post cadets Jocelyn Wong and Justin Leung The internet is becoming more popular among teenagers as a news source, a survey found. Breakthrough, a private provider of cultural and educational services to teenagers, polled 691 people aged 10 to 19 last month about how they get their news. Almost four out of five cited internet forums, Twitter and Facebook ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    Former USSR internet domain a haven for cyber-criminals

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:51am by AP

    ... as they are identified. But Swiss security researcher Roman Huessy, whose abuse.ch blog tracks botnet control sites, said hackers based in Soviet cyberspace could operate with impunity for months at a time. Asked ...

  9. Bloggers must register names as grip tightens

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... inciting ethnic hatred, propagating 'evil cults' or feudalism, disseminating rumours and disrupting social order and stability, spreading violence, obscenity, drug abuse, gambling ...

  10. Survey sounds warning on teenage hearing

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Fourteen per cent of 833 teenagers aged between 11 and 20 tested at the Church of Christ in China Yenching College, Tsing Yi, were found to suffer from mild hearing loss, unable to hear sounds at less than 25 decibels. 'If [young people] don't protect their ears properly now, their hearing will deteriorate quickly when they get old,' Michael Tong ...




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