Therefore, they may easily feel stressed when they are not performing well academically. We have witnessed an increase in cases of self-harm and suicide among teenagers in our community. Every one of us can help our youths see a bright future.
What can we do? Schools, too, have a role to play. Some YNDs have previously admitted that their academic performance is poor and that their relationships with teachers have been strained.
How will Hong Kong youngsters dream if they can barely sleep? Substance abusing, engaging in sex activities or work, thieving, bullyingcreating public nuisances and bear risk in personal security are the common problems that drifters facing.
And this continues throughout the school years. In Japan, the government defines hikikomori as anyone who has completely withdrawn from society for more than six months. Government data shows that our youth unemployment rate of Hong Kong is still a safe city.
Nevertheless, they are used by mental health care professionals as a way to prevent suicides. There is a lack of communication and caring in their families. What causes this phenomenon?
Many YNDs described their friends as caring and supportive, which suggests that lack of caring in the family may contribute to the night drifting behaviour.
He suggested that parents and teachers barely have time to help students cope with emotional distress as most effort are spent on academic results of students. Typically, they have poor social skills but are very active in the cyber world.
As the YNDs usually wander in parks or streets at night, they become involved with triad. Those behaviours happen frequently and thus create much public concern. Post-secondary institutions are advised to have a hotline and easy access to psychiatric and psychological services. Social workers try to engage these youth through counselling, and government programs aim to reduce youth unemployment.Young night drifters (abbreviated YNDs; Chinese: 青少年深宵外展) is a term used by the Hong Kong Government to refer to adolescents who loiter at night.
   In the past, a YND was defined as a young person (18 and under) loitering outside buildings at night. . a quarterly journal from the hongkong federation of youth groups, a youth journal focuses on a specific theme and topic of relevance to the city and beyond.
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This is not only a problem for their families and their future, but also a problem for Hong Kong society. Legislative Council Secretariat IN12/ Research and Library Services Division page 1 INFORMATION NOTE The youth drug abuse problem in Hong Kong.
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In urban, competitive societies like Hong Kong, teenagers can easily be led astray and may even end up joining triad gangs.Download