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中国日报网 2024-04-02 16:52


> Cyberbullying: One in six teenagers report harassment online



Nearly one in six adolescents have experienced cyberbullying, an international study has found.

More school-aged children have reported being cyberbullied than before the pandemic, according to the report by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The study surveyed more than 279,000 young people from 44 countries and regions.

In Wales, where nearly 37,000 young people were surveyed, 17% reported experiencing cyberbullying.

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey suggests the proportion of adolescents who reported being cyberbullied has increased since 2018, from 12% to 15% for boys and 13% to 16% for girls.

In England, where more than 4,200 young people were surveyed, nearly one in five (19%) reported being cyberbullied at least once or twice in the past couple of months, and 11% reported cyberbullying others.

In Scotland, where more than 4,300 young people were surveyed, 18% said they had experienced cyberbullying and 11% reported cyberbullying others.

The report said there was an "urgent need" to educate young people, families and schools of the forms of cyberbullying and its implications.

Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said: "Focusing on virtual types of peer violence is now an urgent priority to safeguard the health and wellbeing of populations of adolescents and young people, and cyberbullying must be viewed as a major issue for societies.

"With young people spending up to six hours online every single day, even small changes in the rates of bullying and violence can have profound implications for the health and wellbeing of thousands.

"This is both a health and a human rights issue, and we must step up to protect our children from violence and harm, both offline and online."

> China pursues new quality productive forces through innovation



China's green and digital innovation is injecting great momentum into its efforts to develop new quality productive forces and promote high-quality development. The remarks were made by government officials, entrepreneurs and scholars at a sideline forum during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2024, underway in Boao in South China's Hainan province from March 26 to 29.

New quality productive forces refer to advanced productivity freed from traditional economic growth modes and productivity development paths. It features high technology, high efficiency and high quality, and is in line with the new development philosophy.

Noting that the goal of new quality productive forces is aligned with the company's growth strategy, Song Hailiang, chairman of the company, said at the sub-forum that innovation is the core driving force of new quality productive forces.

Similar views were shared by Liu Yong, chairman and founder of DAS Solar, a Chinese high-tech enterprise that exemplifies innovation in the photovoltaic industry.


According to him, the outstanding element of new quality productive forces should be innovation, as it is only through innovation that enterprises can attain core competitiveness.

"China has done considerable work in energy and transportation innovation. China pursues green, innovative and high-quality development while achieving rapid economic growth," said Zafar Uddin Mahmood, policy advisor to the Secretary General of BFA.

For years, Pakistan has been engaged in cooperation with China under the Belt and Road Initiative, with Chinese companies helping a lot in the development of Pakistan's energy and transportation sectors, Mahmood noted.


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