Federation of Youth Groups

1 in 10 youngsters at risk of Net addiction

One in 10 youngsters are in danger of being addicted to the internet, a survey shows.

Monday, 14 June, 2010, 12:00am

Half of pupils use private tuition

The number of schoolchildren who use tutors has almost doubled since 1996, a survey has found, with 15 per cent paying more than HK$1,500 a month for the services.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Crisis prompts students to change plans

Almost 30 per cent of students said the financial crisis had made them change their education plans, such as opting for further studies instead of searching for work, according to a Federation of Youth Groups survey. Forty-five per cent said they were very stressed because of the crisis.

20 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

10pc of youths 'meet Net contacts'

More than one-third of youths chat with strangers online, while one in 10 meet them, a poll by the Federation of Youth Groups found.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Student support

Two youth groups have extended the operating hours of their counselling services.

The Hok Yau Club can be contacted on 2503 3399 (10 lines) from 10am to 10pm until Thursday.

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Students complain about exam

Nearly half of the students preparing for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination say they are very stressed. In a Federation of Youth Groups poll of 1,455 HKCEE candidates, a third said they could hardly concentrate on their studies when preparing for the exam for Form Five graduates held from mid-March to late May.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Students are avoiding English outside class

Students are shying away from using English outside classes, with more than a third saying they have never tried to communicate with native speakers in the past year and barely 6 per cent saying they do so often.

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Pupils anxious about new schools call hotline

Nearly 2,000 pupils have called a youth group hotline seeking help ahead of the start of the new school year.

About 500 callers to Youthline, which is run by the Federation of Youth Groups, were worried that they would not get along with their schoolmates.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Youngsters plan to be online for the holidays, survey finds

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

High stress levels for key exams: survey

Almost four out of every 10 Form Five students preparing to sit for this year's Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) are suffering high stress levels, according to a survey of more than 1,000 students by the Federation of Youth Groups.

23 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Call for teens to sign up for tourist duty

The Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme is recruiting students to help promote the city's tourist industry.

Organised by the Federation of Youth Groups (FYG), the scheme is open to students aged 16 or above and aims to stimulate their sense of belonging and increase their understanding of local culture.

19 May 2005 - 12:00am

GETTING A FORM SIX PLACE

This morning: Students with 14 points or more from their best six subjects should apply to their own schools and register before 1pm.

2pm to 4.30pm today, 9am to 1pm tomorrow: Students with 14 points or more may apply to other schools.

6 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Students unhappy with results

More than 80 per cent of Form Five students were upset with their exam results, a Federation of Youth Groups survey revealed.

The poll, conducted on Friday, one day after the exam results were announced, found that 40 per cent believed their careers would be decided by the exam.

14 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Row stiffens resolve for unity

More than one-third of those who took part in protests over the Diaoyus do not support a boycott of Japanese schools or demonstrations outside Japanese schools or department stores, according to a poll.

More than 80 per cent of the respondents said they would not be cold to Japanese people because of the dispute.

7 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Civic education is needed for HK's youths

THE University of Hong Kong-Federation of Youth Groups survey brought to light the lack of political knowledge and patriotism among young people in Hong Kong. This ignorance, far from being 'bliss for young' as Fanny Wong wrote in her column (South China Morning Post , January 18), is a dilemma facing all of us today.

24 Jan 1995 - 12:00am