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A misguided health and safety culture is threatening to render children's play meaningless, early childhood providers are to be warned.
Children are developing permissive attitudes to sex and are viewing women as objects after being raised on a "diet of pornography", a major British study has found.
It's the question that keeps most parents up at night (as well as having kids in the bed with you) but how can we be sure we're not failing our most important job?
Should high schools be encouraged to introduce discussions about pornography in their sex education curriculum?
Teaching students the dangers of gambling is crucial with the boom in betting and easy access to online gambling, an international expert has warned.
Some parents and rights groups are calling for a new law that would distinguish sexting from child pornography.
TOO much television or computer games won't ruin your child's eyes - but spending too much time indoors will, a new study has found.
No longer kids but not yet adults. Hyperconnected but wary of giving away too much. They want to be independent but need their parents, too. What's it like being 13 in 2013?
'Kids know online creepiness when they see it.'
The idea that the internet is rewiring our brain after only 20 years is hubris, she says: there is no evidence for it. None. We do need to renegotiate our relationship with it, though, just like we did with the telephone and telegraph. We should question those who curate our information, such as Google and Facebook, and cultivate what some call “digital stillness”, such as changing the brightness of our screen at night and setting usage limits. Krotoski downloaded the Self Control application to curb her own compulsion.
Teenage fans of video games that simulate gambling are more likely to convert their habits to real losses, according to new research.
What gaming teaches us.
Schoolboys wanting a hit of the latest bulk-building product or pill need not travel far.
Amy Jo Martin: "According to a recent study, 78% of parents helped create their children’s Facebook pages, and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your kids use social today will shape their future. It's time for everyone to get educated on how--and how not--to live online."
Many American parents can't see that their kids are overweight , according to a poll released Monday.
Talking to children about mental illness. It's important to tell your child about your (or your partner's) mental illness - but are you prepared?
Junior footballers checking club's website recently were bombarded with betting ads.
Where does it stop? OK, it was a mistake, but are we laying a foundation for our children to become problem gamblers in the future with all the exposure they currently get to betting?
Mindfulness is entering the lives of many new young people as it’s added to school curriculums around the world. This victory is even more relevant as studies show that mindfulness helps reduce teen depression.
Mindfulness and mindful meditation and breathing exercises are entering work environments(stress relief and productivity), and our schools(positive emotion). It is about time.
Teaching students the importance of having and using manners is nothing new to teachers. However, what has changed is the type of etiquette kids needs today—namely, the digital kind. True, please, thank you and excuse me are still significant, but in addition to these basics, students growing up in this ever-connected, social media crazed world require much more. Concepts such as online privacy, sharing and creating a positive digital footprint through the demonstration of responsible online behaviors are just as vital.
love this infographic for digital citizenship!
Why schools need to lead in the use of digital technologies, not be dragged reluctantly into the 21st century.
People who begin drinking alcohol during puberty are more likely to become hooked, researchers have warned.
DOCTORS are calling on the State Government to ban children from riding quad bikes after a horrifying doubling of severe injuries among youngsters thrown from them in the past decade.
Two mothers who each lost a son to methanol poisoning in Indonesia have met for the first time, united in their desire to stop other families going through the same heartache.
Tell your teens to be careful what they drink in Bali.
Two men have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy over an iPad in Las Vegas, police said.
Such a sad story. Remember to tell your kids to 'let it go' if this ever happens to them. It's just not worth it. Shouldn't happen in the first place, but if it does, it's not worth dieing over.
Mums, dads and other fans flocked to file their own match reports on grassroots sports around New Zealand this weekend.
A great idea to encourage and reward positive support at children's sporting events.
WEST Australians as young as 18 are filing for bankruptcy as they buckle under the pressure of outstanding debts because of car loans, credit-card fees and home mortgages.
While principals concede the odd bulked-up pupil shows there are failures, schools try to steer young rugby players clear of drugs, writes David Sygall.