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HK prepares for youth exchanges
HONG Kong youngsters will have a chance to work in Sichuan’s panda reserve and Beijing’s Palace Museum as the SAR cele...
2017.03.16
Poll: HK women slightly happier
WOMEN in Hong Kong are slightly happier with their lives this year but the overall situation is still unsatisfactory, a ...
2017.03.13
Family time linked to test grades
STUDENTS who have better academic performance tend to discuss school life with their parents more often than those who h...
2017.02.21
Parents fear child cyberbullying
LOCAL parents are more worried about cyberbullying against their children than seeing them get into a fistfight, a globa...
2017.02.15
Long Hair’s jail haircut illegal
LAWMAKER Leung Kwok-hung (梁國雄) should not have had his ‘iconic’ long hair shorn off by prison authorities, a court ...
2017.01.23
Human rights ‘worst in 20 years’
AMNESTY International Hong Kong (國際特赦組織香港分會) said human rights conditions in the SAR last year were “the wors...
2017.01.17
Biker risks life to save student
A MOTORCYCLIST has been hailed as a hero after he crossed three lanes to rescue a schoolboy who was walking in the middl...
2017.01.10
Youths led by social media
ALMOST half of young Hongkongers rely on social media for information, and that group tends to distrust or is simply dis...
2017.01.06
HK trio nabbed in seafood theft
THREE Hong Kong women were arrested in Taiwan after nicking high-end seafood products to enjoy in a restaurant toilet on...
2017.01.04
HK students slip in science
HONG Kong students continued to do well in mother-tongue reading and mathematics but have slipped badly in science. The ...
2016.12.12
HK youths lack online awareness
THE awareness of local youths is inadequate on issues concerning privacy, information sharing, integrity and attitudes i...
2016.12.08
Youths find little to smile about
A SURVEY has found that people under 30 in Hong Kong are feeling the least happy in a decade. Their list of grievances i...
2016.11.29
Scramble for Primary 1 places
THE results of applications for discretionary Primary 1 places were released last week, and the success rate this time w...
2016.11.25
Bus and taxi collide in tunnel
A CITY Bus (城巴) double-decker and a taxi collided inside the Aberdeen Tunnel (香港仔隧道) last Saturday after the bus ...
2016.11.17
Schools hit for ‘inhumane’ acts
TWO schools have triggered controversies because of their policies. In the first case, parents questioned a school for b...
2016.11.16
Mixed results in Primary 3 TSA
PRIMARY Three students are doing slightly worse in Chinese but better in English and mathematics this year. This was re....
2016.11.15
Practise makes perfect liars
TELLING little fibs can lead to telling bigger and bigger lies. A recent study showed that the more people lie, the bold...
2016.10.27
Face-to-face with a killer shark
YOU definitely do not want to become an online video star the way Chan Ming did. The Hong Kong diver had a close encount...
2016.10.24
More HK people feeling gloomy
MORE Hong Kong people are unhappy, according to a survey which also showed that the mood has worsened from last year. Th...
2016.10.20
Pepper keeps customers in line
AN army of obedient workers is joining two banks and an insurance firm in Taipei (台北). But they are not paid for their...
2016.10.12
Blue is king on the internet
BLUE is the most-used colour on the world’s biggest and most popular websites. A study found blue is used nearly twice ...
2016.09.21
Hong Kong third in English test
HONG Kong ranked third among Asian countries and regions in IELTS – the International English Language Testing System (...
2016.09.20
Shooting victim becomes doctor
A GUNSHOT victim whose life was saved by Detroit (底特律) doctors has graduated from medical school. He hopes to help ot...
2016.05.27
Study: girls better at tech solutions
A new US study shows that eighth-grade girls are better than boys at thinking through problems and using technology to s...
2016.05.20
Expert: make kids part of the solution
Parents should give their children more responsibility. This is the way to resolve conflicts without making children the...
2016.05.17
What mums want to hear the most
IT is not ‘I love you Mum’ that women like to hear most on Mother’s Day. Instead, ‘take care and have a good rest’ ...
2016.05.10
Study: broken phones HK's biggest fear
HAVING their smartphone broken proved to be highly stressful to local people. It is even more stressful than public spea...
2016.04.25
Harmful online ‘beauty’ fads spread fast
SOCIAL media in the mainland has been swept by a series of body image crazes in recent months. The ‘A4 waist’ (A4腰) f...
2016.04.15
HK services go without smiles
Hong Kong salespeople and service providers are the world’s worst smilers. The 2016 Smiling Report found that they hard...
2016.04.13
Young reporter takes flak for grim news
MOST parents do not even want their young children to read violent news. So it is not surprising that people were upset ...
2016.04.11
HKDSE students reveal pains of pressure
One in seven students taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (中學文憑試) this year said he or ...
2016.04.07
School kids at new low for happiness
Hong Kong children are less happy than they were a year ago. Those aged eight to nine and over 14 suffered the most, mai...
2016.04.05
Easy money, hard consequences
Hongkongers love speculation. They speculate on everything – from stamps, concert tickets and designer handbags to prop...
2015.05.26
Study: few female role models in media
MEDIA self-regulation and literacy programmes should be introduced in schools, a women’s group urged after its pioneeri...
2015.05.15
Glued to our gadgets
Smartphones offer users convenience and a world of possibilities that carry a hefty amount of responsibility and require...
2015.03.17
A universal education
Some say going to university is the experience of a lifetime. So what can you expect from life if and when you move up t...
2015.03.03
‘Too many lessons, too little fun’
HONG KONG primary school students want lessons to be more activity-based as well as having fewer exams, a survey has fou...
2014.12.11
Getting the golden ticket
When it comes to school admissions in Hong Kong, our grades and reports are usually considered first. Are considerations...
2014.12.09
It pays to understand finance
Financial capability is an essential skill for young people, and there are plenty of opportunities for banks to teach it...
2014.12.02
Locals with HK spirit awarded
SIX Hongkongers were named 2014 Hong Kong Spirit Ambassadors (香港精神大使) last Tuesday. They are art practitioner Comm...
2014.12.01
Chat app users blue over two ticks
WHATSAPP has just got more colourful. The little ticks at the right hand corner of the messages sent out on the instant ...
2014.11.12
Take control of your life
As youngsters grow into adults, they are expected to become more mature. But do kids understand what is needed to develo...
2014.11.11
HK grads should be global citizens
HONG KONG graduates are expected to be global citizens able to work anywhere, an education forum of 10 presidents of uni...
2014.10.28
Battles with a teenage daughter
Family relationships can be bumpy – especially when children start to think and act independently. A mother and daughte...
2014.10.28