VietNamNet Bridge - One out of every three students is a victim of cyberbullying in Vietnam, according to a study by Tran Van Cong from the University of Education, a member school of the Hanoi National University, and his co-workers. Cyberbullying is the dark side of the digital era The survey interviewed 864 secondary and high school students in Hanoi, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa, and found that 32.5 percent of students had experienced cyberbullying at least once. Cyberbullying includes threatening other students on online forums; slandering friends with fake photos posted on internet; stealing personal information from computers, photos, messages or Facebook; sending threatening comments via email or text messages; and mocking members of groups on forums. Tran Thanh Nam, a psychologist from Hanoi National University, said in many cases, cyberbullying causes more serious consequences than traditional bullying. RELATED NEWS New generation of students must deal with abuse on social … [Read more...] about Stress, cyberbullying of students: the dark side of the digital era
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Large corrugated metal roofs, small corrugated metal roofs and farmland. Satellite images of Tan Vinh Hiep Commune in the southern province of Binh Duong don’t show much more, but on the earth, these pictures are worth more than the proverbial thousand words – they tell a thousand stories, and counting. The commune stands just an hour's drive north of Ho Chi Minh City in Tan Uyen Town, and the satellite images are typical of Vietnam's economy in the 21st century. The large corrugated metal roofs are those that cover factories spanning thousands of square meters. Such factories have been the core economic component of both Tan Uyen and the whole province for decades. And most of these factories belong to foreign direct investment (FDI) companies. Surrounding the factories are the small corrugated metal roofs, just over 2 meters wide, dozens of meters long, branching out from the roads and alleyways around the factories. These are the roofs of dormitories for migrant workers … [Read more...] about The dark side of FDI in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - At the Lagos Conference in 2016, Vietnam was reported as ranking 10th worldwide in air pollution. Farmers burn straw after crop And based on figures provided by WHO and NASA, Yale University compiled the Environmental Performance Index – EPI 2016 for 180 countries and territories. Vietnam ranked 170th out of 180 countries in terms of environmental quality. The fine dust concentration was reported at 50.5 mg per cubic meter in Hanoi and 28.3 mg per cubic meter in HCM City, which meant that Hanoi had 282 polluted days a year in and HCM City 175 days. Experts say agricultural waste is also a big problem which needs to be settled. In 2017, total exported agricultural value was $36.37 billion, higher than the target of $32-33 billion set by the government. In the same year, a World Bank report was released on the overview of agricultural pollution in Vietnam, pointing out that key farm produce, including pigs, poultry, seafood and food crops, on one … [Read more...] about The dark side of the agricultural industry: untreated waste
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese livestock companies believe that foreign-invested enterprises are involved in the current pork price escalation, and that “the livestock industry may fall into foreigners’ hands just in one or two years”. The pork price has been escalating Tran Van Chien, director of Co Dong Livestock Cooperative in Hanoi, said there are ‘abnormal’ signs in the current price escalation which began one month ago. Vietnamese livestock companies believe that foreign-invested enterprises are involved in the current pork price escalation, and that “the livestock industry may fall into foreigners’ hands just in one or two years”. Chien warned at a conference one year ago that the pig price would plunge and bounce back again, but the profit would go to FIEs’ pockets, while Vietnamese farmers would be at a disadvantage. RELATED NEWS VN livestock industry in danger as imports are too cheap High feed prices cut … [Read more...] about Are FIEs the cause behind the increase in rising pork prices in VN?
Huawei's latest smartphone can take photos in near-dark conditions without using its flash or a tripod. The P20 Pro takes exposures lasting up to six seconds to get enough light. It then uses artificial intelligence to deliver sharp images and avoid the blurring and smearing normally associated with employing this technique handheld. The Chinese company recently told the BBC it could soon become the world's bestselling smartphone brand. At present, it is in third place behind Samsung and Apple, with US telecom networks' refusal to sell its handsets proving an obstacle. But while the South Korean company's S9+ made the leap to having two lenses on its rear, the P20 Pro is distinguished by being the first mainstream phone to feature three. "Huawei doesn't have the brand Samsung or Apple have, so it's almost had to go the extra mile in terms of the product," said Ben Stanton, from the technology consultancy Canalys. "But the thing with camera technology is that unless you are looking at … [Read more...] about Huawei P20 Pro smartphone ‘can see in the dark’