Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024

School attended by child of slain Hong Kong model to limit pupils’ news exposure

School attended by child of slain Hong Kong model to limit pupils’ news exposure

Harrow International School doing ‘everything we can to support’ child of slain socialite Abby Choi, it says.

The use of electronic devices will be limited in lessons at the international school attended by slain Hong Kong model Abby Choi Tin-fung’s child to minimise the impact of gruesome online news reports about the murder.

In an email to parents on Monday seen by the Post, Ann Haydon, the head of Harrow International School, located in Tuen Mun, said Choi was the parent of a pupil at its lower school, which serves students up to Year Five.

She said the school’s psychologist, counsellor, therapy team and staff of its healthcare centre would work with students and teaching faculty to provide support. She also addressed the use of electronic devices over the next few days.

“We will be limiting use in the Lower School lessons given the content of the articles posted online and trust that parents will be mindful of this and check settings and filters on home devices accordingly,” Haydon said.

“Whilst we do not want to be alarmist, we are aware that given the coverage in the news and on social media, many of our pupils will be aware of this tragedy and we want to do everything we can to support Ms Choi’s child and the wider Harrow community,” she said.

The former model’s death has attracted worldwide media attention over the past week. Four of her former in-laws were remanded in custody without bail on Monday in connection with her murder.

Abby Choi Tin-fung was found dismembered in a village house at Lung Mei Tsuen in Tai Po.

Almost a week after the socialite was reported missing, police continue to search for the last of Choi’s remains. The force on Sunday discovered a skull and several ribs believed to belong to the victim inside a large soup pot from a village house in Tai Po. Two female legs were also found inside a refrigerator in the flat.

However, psychologists warned too much interaction with the case’s contents, especially certain grisly details, would impact children’s mental state, causing discomfort and emotional problems.

Clinical psychologist Dr Eliza Cheung Yee-lai, service-in-charge of the Hong Kong Red Cross’ psychological support service, said children had easy access to news reports about the murder, and exposure to such content could lead to physical and mental responses, including having difficulties falling asleep, nightmares and feelings of fear.

She said such reactions were not overly concerning, but parents should seek professional help if they lasted a long time and affected the child’s daily life.

Cheung urged parents to be mindful of how their children may hear about the case, while comforting them and explaining the situation.

She also called on media organisations to give warnings to their readers and audience before displaying videos or text containing images and descriptions of the case’s gruesome details.

She added her organisation had received calls for psychological support from some residents of the village where the body parts of Choi were found.


Related Articles

Hong Kong News
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.