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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.
Image concerns and pressure to perform are driving students to extremes.
HIGH-intensity active video games are good for children’s health, according to a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia.
A social media gaffe has left the West Australian Minister for Education red-faced after it emerged he "Liked" a Facebook photograph of a teenager exposing his genitals.
A warning to be careful what you 'like' on Facebook!
Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, was one of the first autistic people to chronicle her life with the condition— and is now a bestselling author and well known for her innovative designs for handling...
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.
School children are being taught how to read and write by watching Hollywood blockbusters with subtitles.
I've always been a fan of having the subtitles on when watching some movies every now and then. I think can help with reading skills. My father is very hard of hearing and I think it has helped his enjoyment of movies as well. An easy enough thing to set up at the start of the movie. Worth a try.
There are lots of annoying people on Facebook. Us parents are among them.
Kids' lives are at risk as science is ignored on immunisation.
Kids' lives are at risk as science is ignored on immunisation.
In Bondi today, only 80 per cent of five-year-old children are fully immunised. That puts the suburb well into the danger zone of communities "at risk" of disease outbreak identified this week by the National Health Performance Authority Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/a-pox-on-both-your-parents-20130412-2hqx7.html#ixzz2T8gnKNs9
Contemporary and future issues; child immunisation; socio-ultural influences
Children raised in a two-parent families do best at school, a conference has been told.
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