Latest News

September 26, 2018

Living with Innovative Technologies and Building a Smart City

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Living with Innovative Technologies and Building a Smart City     The research project conducted from July to August, consists of a 520-participants onsite survey and 20 individual youth talks, found that youths’ understanding towards ‘Innovative technologies, IT’ was unclear, when some of the interviewed referred ‘R&D’ to be their first thought towards the subject. Besides, a mean score of 6.28 on a 10-point scale indicated youths’ passive attitude towards adopting IT in life.   Most participants (92.3%) chose ‘bringing convenience to life’ to be a crucial motivational factor in adopting IT. […]
August 26, 2018

Nurturing Talent for Governance

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Nurturing Talent for Governance   An onsite survey conducted from June to July on 520 young people aged 18 – 34 noted that a significant proportion (77.1%) of respondents recognized the need for greater governance talent in the city. Close to 69% (68.5%) felt a lack of talent was a major hindrance to effective governance of the HKSAR Government. Thirty-eight percent (37.9%) considered that commitment to Hong Kong society the most important character that a talent for governance in Hong Kong should have.   Thirty percent (30.2%) of respondents showed interests in […]
July 26, 2018

Boosting Birth Rate in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Boosting Birth Rate in Hong Kong   An onsite survey on 520 young people aged 20 – 39 found that the average intended parity was 1.41, less than the ideal parity of 1.84. Although only 5.8% of respondents indicated an ideal family size should be childless, near one in five (18.5%) intended to be childless in the future.   The major reasons of the surveyed youth to give birth were “the desire for a complete family” (71.1%), “the enhancement in family life” (68.5%) and “the love of kids” (66.8%). However, “financial burden […]
June 26, 2018

Encouraging Young-Olds Employment

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Encouraging Young-Olds Employment     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study Encouraging Young-Olds Employment”.   Data gathered from 520 young people aged 18-34 showed that 71.7% support young-olds employment while 28.1% think that there should not be any upper limit on working age. In general, they are not worried that the employment of young-olds would affect the promotion and employment opportunities of young people.   Some young-olds revealed that employment can provide them with goals and social life. But they are facing with the problems […]
June 19, 2018

Improving Liberal Studies in Senior Secondary Education

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Improving Liberal Studies in Senior Secondary Education     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Improving Liberal Studies in Senior Secondary Education”.   The Study noted that the value for the New Senior Secondary Liberal Studies (NSSLS) subject was generally upheld by teachers and youth polled in the two separated surveys. An overwhelming majority (94.4%) of teachers believed that the subject can help nurture students’ thinking ability with multiple perspectives. A considerable proportion (83.3%) of youth took the same view.   Around 60 – […]
April 26, 2018

Enhancing e-Government in the HKSAR

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Enhancing e-Government in the HKSAR     An online survey last month on 648 young people aged 18 – 34 noted that more than 70% (71.1%) of respondents had used online Government services during the past 12 months. Of them, “for convenience” (76.4%) and “time saving” (13.0%) were the two major reasons for using these services.   Among the users, close to 47% (46.8%) said the services were satisfactory. A similar percentage (45.8%) said the services were fair. 30% (30.1%) of them were discontented with the insufficient linkage of government department websites. […]
March 8, 2018

Youth Development in the Past Two Decades

Journal of Youth Studies July 2017 Volume 20 . Issue No. 2 Serial No. 40 Youth is the pillar for the society in the future. In the past two decades, young people grow with Hong Kong, where their home is. Hong Kong is recently facing diverse challenges, such as study, work and housing, while they have different point of views regarding diverse social issues. To enhance the sense of belongings among Hong Kong teenagers, the government should connect with the young people and let them contribute to Hong Kong.   The theme of this issue is “Youth Development in the Past […]
February 11, 2018

Promoting Organ Donation in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Promoting Organ Donation in Hong Kong     An onsite survey on 527 young people aged 18 – 34 found that only 6.6% of respondents had signed up or registered as organ donors even though more than half (55.4%) were willing. They said the main barriers were lack of clarity about registration procedures (26.5%) and lack of time (21.0%).   A large majority agreed that their donations could be life-saving (85.8%) but over a quarter considered themselves either too young to think about it (26.6%) or were concerned about objections from their […]
January 30, 2018

e-Sports in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on e-Sports in Hong Kong           The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “e-Sports in Hong Kong”.   Data gathered from 1,407 HKFYG members aged 15-29 showed that 38.5% have viewed e-Sports tournaments within 6 months before the survey while 13.4% have taken part in casual e-Sports competitions.  68.4% agreed that Hong Kong should further develop the e-Sports industry.  However, they think that “opposition by family members” (58.9%) and “social misunderstanding on e-Sports” (48.3%) are two main obstacles for young people to […]