Author: Yu-cheung Wong

Professor Yu-cheung Wong is an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a husITa Board Member.

Smartphones and parenting

Yu-cheung Wong from the Chinese University of Hong Kong introduces the paper he will be discussing at husITa16. The rise of the permanently connected smartphone has made parental supervision of children’s Internet use almost impossible. In Hong Kong, a city where ICT infrastructure is well-developed and smartphone use very affordable, almost all (98%) school children aged 14-17 have a smartphone. Ownership among…

Digital divide challenges of children in low-income families: The case of Shanghai

In this blog post,Yu-cheung Wong describes the paper he presented at #husita14. The paper was selected for inclusion in the special husITa14 issue of the Journal of Technology in Human Services. This research paper explored the issue of the digital divide in Shanghai with particular attention to children from low-income families.  It examined whether a difference in the Internet access of…

Hong Kong Democracy Demonstration

The battle for democracy: on the streets and in cyberspace

Hong Kong might seem an unlikely setting for popular democratic struggle. Yet on the 1st of July 2014, in the greatest public demonstration since the 2003 rally to mark the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return its motherland, over half a million people took to the streets. Among the many slogans and appeals, two stood out. Firstly, down with the Chief Executive. The…