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“Invest in Youth by building Partnerships.” Welcome to the second issue of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups’ e-newsletter. Aimed at all those who are interested in young people, their problems and concerns, hopes and aspirations, Invest in Youth, share stories, information and news. We welcome you your suggestions and comments, but ask you also to take the time and see how you might be able to join us building up partnerships. Please show your support by joining our mailing list to receive Invest in Youth every week.

Dr. Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP

The Challenge of Youth Unemployment
Once more the unemployment figures for young people are worrying. At an all time high, the figures in Hong Kong reflect a global phenomenon.…. more


Discount Offers for the Federation’s u21.youthnet
With the enthusiastic support of sponsoring stores and businesses, young people will receive a wide range of exciting benefits once they are registered as members of the Federation's u21.youthnet...more

Well Renowned Personalities to Share their Expertise and Experiences
The Federation is very grateful to individual members, who take time out of their very busy schedules to share their expertise and experiences as partners to young people…more

Unlock the Sporting Potential of Young People
Swire Coca-Cola HK joined hands with the Federation to unlock the sporting potential of young people by sponsoring the Bonaqua Youth Challenge this year…more

Federation assisted in Mental Health Promotion
The Federation assisted the Health InfoWorld of the Hospital Authority, “MINDSET” and Jardine Ambassadors in the “Health in Mind” programme…more


Teenage Researchers Share Interesting Findings
Learn more about how innovative teenagers can be in their research projects...more

Social Anxiety in Teenagers
Have you ever noticed that some teenagers become nervous when they have to give answers in class, or feel shy when they meet new people? Do not ignore these signs! These youngsters may be suffering from social anxiety...more
Youth Unemployment Rate hits Record High
Despite the slight drop in the overall unemployment rate, the unemployment rate for 15 to 19 years old surged to a record high of 37.6% this quarter…more

Youth Forum on APEC 2003
More than 60 Asia-Pacific young leaders were given a rare opportunity to present their recommendations on children and youth issues to world leaders including American President George W. Bush…more
The Internet as a Tool to Reduce Youth Suicides
Student suicides are an alarming issue for universities in the U.S.A. It is estimated that 9.9 out of every 100,000 15-to 24-year-old will commit suicide. Some universities have now turned to the Internet to combat this growing trend …more

Gender Difference in Cigarette Smoking Rates
The gender difference in the rate of student cigarette smoking is disappearing all over the world… more

Impact of the Internet on Youth

The Influence of Parenting
While surfing the web has become a favourite pastime for many youngsters in Hong Kong, pornography and crime on the Internet causes a great deal of worry for a lot of parents. How much influence do parents have on the behaviour of youth with regards to the Internet…more

Youth and Internet Addiction

In the United States, a scholar has developed a self-test for parents to evaluate their child's level of Internet addiction...more

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