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For the young, mobile phones are not all they're cracked up to be

Brittany Lofton spots them all the time: teens and university students clutching their beat-up cellphones, with screens so cracked that spider-web-like patterns creep across the glass.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 6:44am

Boys are facing double the risk of depression, Hong Kong study shows

Associate professor Sylvia Kwok Lai Yuk-ching, of City University, said: "Chinese families have higher expectations of boys than girls. That's why boys may experience more stress from their parents to deliver better academic performances."

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

Letters to the Editor, April 14, 2013

Storm forecasting requires a fully multi-disciplinary approach including a good understanding of earth sciences, since we are dealing with interactions between components of the earth's systems.

14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am 1 comment

Self-harming teenagers

Approximately 15 to 20 per cent of adolescents in the US and UK have tried cutting themselves.

27 Jan 2013 - 3:36pm

More teenage girls joining street gangs

A growing number of girls are muscling out the boys in Hong Kong's teenage street gang culture, according to a charity that has been helping troubled youngsters for over two decades.

30 Dec 2012 - 7:15am 2 comments

Many teenagers unaware a passionate kiss may be indecent assault

Teenagers - and their teachers - are largely unaware that deep kissing is a crime before age 16, research has revealed.

Exposing a hole in adolescents' knowledge, a church study found students did not realise that fondling and passionate kissing can be classed as indecent assault.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:46am 1 comment

South Korea tries to curb the sexual exploitation of underage K-pop stars

South Korea authorities want to curb over-sexualised performances by teenage stars of the country's thriving K-pop scene.

Proposed revisions to the Youth Protection Law would slap an R-rating on films, music videos and TV shows that place an exaggerated sexual emphasis on young singers and bands.

18 Oct 2012 - 2:51am

Internet videos will come back to haunt youth of today

Move over, Jay-Z. There's a new rap star in the house. His name is Lucas Scibetta. He's 17 years old, goes to the Hong Kong International School and raps about … well, weed. As of this week, his controversial self-made music video about kids in Hong Kong partying and enjoying a carefree lifestyle has got over 60,000 hits on YouTube and interest from at least two record labels.

17 Oct 2012 - 3:13am

Fellow pupils of Shek O drowning victims to get grief counselling

A school attended by two teenage boys who drowned at Shek O while celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival was in "crisis mode" yesterday dealing with pupils' grief after the second boy's body was found.

3 Oct 2012 - 3:39pm

Police foil teenagers’ bid to escape custody

Police foiled an attempt by three youths to help a teenage girl escape from police custody in Tuen Mun on Friday, officers said.

Although initial details were sketchy, the girl, 15, was reportedly in the lift lobby of the Tuen Mun Court building, escorted by two policewomen, when the three boys appeared around 12.30pm.

28 Sep 2012 - 5:07pm 1 comment