Youth Matters
Online gaming: a real concern
A recent survey* shows that the average time spent online by 15-24 year olds in Hong Kong is nearly 3 hours a day. Over 40% of that time is spent playing online games. The Federation, highly aware of the concerns this raises, welcomes young people and parents to seek advice and guidance at its Youth Wellness Centre.

The Youth Wellness Centre (YWC) organizes activities about compulsive internet use for teachers, social workers, counsellors and parents. On Friday 7 June such a seminar takes place, followed by a workshop on Wise Net, a board game for youth on the theme of sensible use of the internet. YWC developed the game and details are below. At a time when expert opinion on Internet Gaming Disorder has just been published**, the event and the game will be of interest to all involved in the intricate world of youth.

*Professor Anthony Fung Ying Him, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Internet Use and Online Gamer Survey, 2011.
** Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. (DSM-5).
What's new
Youth Wellness Centre seminar on internet use for the i-Generation plus workshop on Wise Net board game
Youth Wellness Centre i-Generation seminar
On Friday 7 Jun 2013, from 2.15pm-5.15pm at Tsuen Wan Town Hall Exhibition Gallery, guest speaker Professor Victor Wong of the Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University, will speak about the Social Construction of Identity in Internet Addicted Youth. The seminar, organized by the Federation's Youth Wellness Centre (YWC), is followed by a Wise Net board game workshop. The game, devised by YWC, teaches students aged 10 + how to use the internet prudently. Players' scores reflect imbalance in time allocation for study, online games and social activities. 500 free sets of the board game will be distributed to training workshop attendees. Call Siu man, tel 2465-2828 if you would like to take part. Visit for more details.
Coming soon
Deadline this Friday for Summer School for Effective Leadership 2013
co-organized with University of Hong Kong

Summer School for Effective Leadership 2013
An Overture to Global Leadership is the title of the Summer School for Effective Leadership 2013, co-organized by HKU and HKFYG from 18 July-27 July this year. There is shared-room accommodation in university dormitories on this popular 10-day, 9-night programme. Applications should be submitted ONLINE at
Deadline for Hong Kong residents is 6pm this Friday, 24 May. Contact Phoebe Tang, tel 2169 0255 for further details.

Professor Lui Tai Lok on The Rise of the Middle Class: Hang Seng Bank Leaders to Leaders Lecture Series 2013
Professor Lui Tai Lok of the University of Hong Kong's Department of Sociology will be speaking about The Rise of the Middle Class in Hong Kong on 3 June 2013, 6pm-8.30pm at T2 Meng Wah Complex, HKU. A fascinating topic from an eminent speaker, the lecture is part of the Hang Seng Bank Leaders to Leaders Lecture Series 2013. Please contact Iris Wan, tel 2169 0255, for more details.

Visit YBHK young business showcases and get business tips on Entrepreneur Day
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the annual Entrepreneur Day at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, is expected to attract over 13,000 visitors eager to collect valuable start-up information. On 31 May and 1 June, as official partner of the event, the Federation's Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK) will showcase creative start-ups in Hall 1E. YBHK will also host a series of seminars, including a CEO Dialogue with Danny Yeung, Groupon HK CEO. For further details go to
For more information, please contact Miranda Wong on 3113 7999 or visit
Thank you partners
Thank you partners
Dr Jimmy Tang of Prince Jewellery & Watch Co shares experience of entrepreneurship with
Youth Business Hong Kong

On 6 June in HKFYG headquarters building in North Point, Youth Business Hong Kong will hold the 3rd seminar in its Dialogues with Successful Entrepreneurs. This is part of the Love Ideas Love Hong Kong Project. Dr Jimmy Tang is Chairman & CEO of Prince Jewellery & Watch Co and his theme is Willpower Brings Success. 18-35 year-olds who are interested in doing business or are already running their own companies, should not miss this valuable opportunity. Please contact Miranda Wong or Karen Ho, tel 3113 7999, for further details. Register at

Commissioning Ceremony for Global Citizens Programme 2013 funded by
Victor & William Fung Foundation

For the third year in succession, the Global Citizens Programme is being sponsored by The Victor & William Fung Foundation. The Commissioning Ceremony will be on 3 June 4pm on 25/F of the HKFYG Building. This year marks the first collaboration with The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) and the theme is Social Media in Action. Customized for 30 selected participants, the programme includes lectures and workshops on the Stanford University campus and visits to Silicon Valley from 9-18 June. Certificates will be awarded to participants by SCPD upon completion of the programme. Contact Mabel or Stanley for further details, tel 2811 2779.

Hong Kong Electric Smart Power Campaign funds Micro Movie Competition on Low Carbon Lifestyle
Funded by Hong Kong Electric Smart Power Campaign, the Be Green Be Happy competition aims to promote low carbon lifestyle among young people. Running till December this year at the HKFYG Jockey Club M21 Media Centre, it targets Smart Power Campaign Membership Schools. A workshop and a series of training classes on environmental protection and techniques of micro movie production are being provided at M21 for students and teachers. Producers of micro movies less than 5 minutes long are eligible to enter their work for prizes for Best Script, Best Creativity, Best Production, Best Actors and Actress and Best Micro Movie. Submission period: 3 June-6 September. Award presentation ceremony in November. Further information at or contact CK Chow, tel 3979 0040 for details.

U-in-100 social discovery project at Discovery Park Tsuen Wan on 18 May 2013
Over 100 youth from 8 Youth HKFYG S.P.O.Ts formed social study groups this year. At a finale progamme last Saturday, they shared observations and recommendations through multimedia productions and experiential learning booths. 3 short films were also presented. Thanks to venue sponsor Discovery Park, Tsuen Wan for offering their facilities. Among the guests were The Hon Chan Yuen-han, SBS, JP, Legislative Council member, Mr. Chan Kwok-ho, Acting Tsuen Wan/Kwai Tsing District Social Welfare Officer, Social Welfare Department, Mr Donald Lam Yun-wah, Assistant District Officer (Tsuen Wan), Home Affairs Department, Dr Lee Ho-yin, Director of the HKU Architectural Conservation Programme, Mr Gary Tang, experienced TV programme producer, and Mr Ma Chi-hang, multimedia artist. Films can be viewed at http://youtube/boQQJ8kBb7M. Contact Andy Ho, tel 3755 7069 for more details.
Federation teams make their mark at FLL World Festival in the US and the FLL Open European Championship in Germany
HKFYG FLL teams have won several awards at the FLL World Festival in USA, and at the FLL Open European Championship held in Germany this year. Carmel Secondary School won the Robot Design - Strategy and Innovation Award, and the Hong Kong & Macau Lutheran Church Primary School got the Support and Learning Award in the Junior FLL Section. At the FLL Open European Championship, Diocesan Boys' School (Primary Division) received the Core Value - Gracious Professionalism award. Congratulations to them all!
Just published
Youth SPOT magazine number 17
Youth SPOT magazine number 17
puts multimedia production in the spotlight

In the newest Youth SPOT magazine, young people talk about media production in M21, HKFYG's integrated multimedia centre for youth that supports creative production, media education and media counselling. Already adept in communication and creation with technology, youth also need a platform to harness and nurture their aspirations. This is provided at M21, not only making them more productive, but also enabling them to be recognized by the wider community. Contact for more details.