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  1. Parents to give their views on voluntary school drug testing

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Agnes Lam

    ... districts and members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics tomorrow to discuss ways to combat drug abuse. The government has allocated HK$9 million to districts for activities to help teenagers ... Agnes Lam and Adrian Wan Parents in Tai Po will be consulted for the first time today about the voluntary drug testing of schoolchildren, which is due to start there in September. ...

  2. Spying parents should try talking instead

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their parents and teachers. If the problem of teenage drug abuse is to be lessened, authorities would do better to provide more funding for education programmes and policing. Most of all, though, ... have little real effect. It may turn up a handful of users, but it will not stop the wider recreational abuse of commonly used drugs such as Ecstasy and ketamine. On the back of concerns about ...

  3. Mission to fight drug use

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A group of 19 Hong Kong students will visit Australia next week as fight crime ambassadors, to raise awareness of the evils of drug abuse. The visit is part of the 'Hang ... theme is drug abuse among young people and the students said their mission would include learning strategies used by Australian police to tackle the problem. 'In particular, we want look ...

  4. Children must not be guinea pigs for drug test

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under pressure to react to a number of widely reported arrests in recent months involving schoolchildren suspected of drug abuse. Ordinarily, Mr Tsang's intervention helps bypass ... Introducing drug testing in schools is a radical step to take. The welfare of schoolchildren is at stake, including those who have never taken drugs but may still be required to take ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government can help solve the problem. They may deter some teenagers from taking drugs. However, the scheme may make things worse. Some students might simply leave home and join the triads so they can continue to take drugs. Doubts have also been raised about the effectiveness of the test, with the possibility that students who are drug abusers might get pupils who do not have a habit ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mastermind behind the smuggling. Aids fund opposes drug use The Council for Aids Trust Fund has responded to media reports that some websites subsidised by the fund appeared to be promoting drug abuse. The council said it supported the government's zero-tolerance policy on the use of psychotropic substances and groups receiving its funding for projects were required to observe ...

  7. Poll finds teenagers showing a greater interest in hard news

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Teenagers in Hong Kong are showing an increased interest in politics and national affairs, a poll on the top news stories of the past decade has shown. While similar surveys in the past have been dominated by entertainment and education, political stories took top billing behind the Sars outbreak in the poll, conducted at 90 secondary schools last month. 'Youngsters ...

  8. Teenagers given voice in poll

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Teenagers will have a chance to vote for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen or his challenger, Alan Leong Kah-kit, for chief executive in an unofficial referendum to be held tomorrow. 'As we always say we need to listen to teenagers' voices, we should let them vote for themselves,' said Cyd Ho Sau-lan, who organised Project Civil Referendum. More than 20 secondary ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drugs. It does not make sense that those taking drugs prescribed by registered doctors can receive the same penalty as drug abusers. For people on illegal drugs the penalties are clearly ... accept responsibility for this state of affairs. Christian Rogers, Mid-Levels Drug-driving laws must be changed There has been a spate of drug-driving incidents in Hong Kong. People who take ...

  10. letters

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... powerful. Lilith Ng Lee-fu Music's great if it's not abused Nowadays, a lot of teenagers like music, especially songs by Japanese and Korean singers. Most of my classmates like to listen ... because when I listen to music when I'm tired, I, too, can relax and release the pressure. But some teenagers spend too much time and money on music. They ignore other important things, ...




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