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Kids' Screen Time May Be Messing With Their Emotional Intelligence

Kids' Screen Time May Be Messing With Their Emotional Intelligence | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Sure, your child can read emoticons. But a provocative new study suggests that all that screen time is making it hard for children to interpret real-life emotions. It shows that the more kids use digital media, the more their social skills decline.
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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.

"If you imagine less, less will b
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How's your growth mindset trekking?

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Comment: It's time to regulate porn

Comment: It's time to regulate porn | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Regulating what people can watch will always be controversial - but pornography depicting abuse for sexual gratification has been linked to a string of heinous crimes
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"There is no easy answer to this problem. Building up resilience amongst children through up-to-date, age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) is certainly part of the solution and it is incompressible why Michael Gove continues to refuse to make this compulsory. But SRE is not enough, and this is not just about children. There is a wider cultural question to be addressed about a society that tolerates the easy dissemination of pornography depicting extreme violence and abuse, usually against women."

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Digital Natives: generation Z - The Daily Edition

Digital Natives: generation Z - The Daily Edition | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Is life really easier for teenagers these days? Or do they just face a very different set of challenges? We put the spotlight on generation 'Z' and whether being a 'digital native' really does make your life easier.
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Fantastic to be interviewed for The Daily Edition and offer parents tips for keeping up with their teens!

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How Facebook users are being scammed by 'naked friends'

How Facebook users are being scammed by 'naked friends' | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
ANOTHER day, another online scam you should be aware of.
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Keen to take a perve? Best not...

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Schools struggling to teach binge-drinking, drug-taking students

Schools struggling to teach binge-drinking, drug-taking students | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Schools are struggling to teach binge-drinking, drug-taking students, according to a new report.
Liz Walker's insight:

The GET A GRIP teenz program and the FESS UP! game both help teens think about their choices and help develop greater understanding of the impact of risk behaviours. (but in a fun way!!)

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Can sex films empower women?

Can sex films empower women? | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
The conversation: Can sex films empower women? Sociologist and author Gail Dines talks to Anna Arrowsmith, pornographic film-maker and former LibDem candidate
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Teens go R18 on sex questions

Teens go R18 on sex questions | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
A study of what teenagers really want to know about sex reveals the clear influence of internet pornography.
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Years 9 to 12 students have questions:

How do I get more pleasure from sex?

What is the average penis size?

Do guys really care about breast size?

How do I know if she likes me?

How effective is the morning after pill?

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A Dad's Words To His Daughter, From The Makeup Aisle

A Dad's Words To His Daughter, From The Makeup Aisle | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Maybe a father's words can deliver his daughter through this gauntlet of institutionalized shame and into a deep, unshakeable sense of her own worthiness and beauty....
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A fathers knowledge of the power of words, unpacking for his daughter 'Brilliant Strength', 'Choose your Dream', 'Naked', 'Infallible', 'Age-defying', and 'Flawless Finish'. Internal qualities that can't be measured...
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Binge drinkers continue practice in pregnancy, study finds

Binge drinkers continue practice in pregnancy, study finds | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
More than half of women who binge drink continue to do so during pregnancy, an Australian study has found, with fewer than one in five following guidelines to abstain from alcohol.
Liz Walker's insight:

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a known cause of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. "Fewer than one in five follow guidelines to abstain from alcohol..." This can lead to a life time of them and their child dealing with the impact of FASD. GET A GRIP teenz educates teens on this preventable disability. Read the article in the link. Learn about GET A GRIP teenz here: http://youthwellbeingproject.com.au/resources/get-a-grip-programs/teenz

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The Mask You Live In - Trailer - YouTube

From the team behind Miss Representation. Coming in 2014, an exploration of American masculinity. http://facebook.com/themaskyoulivein
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Supporting boys to become relational men involves way more than telling them to man up. This should be a great discussion starter for helping young men identify internal conflict and address anger.
The documentary "The Mask You Live In" is from the team behind MISSREPRESENTATION. Releasing in 2014.

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Porn's influence is real. Sex education is the answer

Porn's influence is real. Sex education is the answer | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett: Online sexual fantasies are blurring into reality – young people need another narrative showing what a healthy relationship looks like
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NSFW: "Here is why we need sex education: we need sex education because (some) men are asking for anal sex on the first date. This is fact. If you do not believe it, then I'm afraid, you simply haven't spoken to enough women in their 20s"

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Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind - Trends in the Living Networks

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind - Trends in the Living Networks | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic. The article’s title, Get online or ‘be left behind’ quotes an interview with me.
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Qld police rolling out ew strategy to tackle alcohol 'pre-loading'

Qld police rolling out ew strategy to tackle alcohol 'pre-loading' | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Queensland police are rolling out a new strategy in a bid to prevent so-called alcohol pre-loading by young people who are planning a big night out.

Via Lives Lived Well
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Jamie is 13 and hasn't even kissed a girl. But he's now on the Sex Offender Register after online porn warped his mind...

Jamie is 13 and hasn't even kissed a girl. But he's now on the Sex Offender Register after online porn warped his mind... | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
An eminent child therapist, who treats youngsters hooked on hardcore sites, reveals how it poisons their lives forever.
Liz Walker's insight:

"But because most parents are so uncomfortable with a child’s developing sexuality, few warn them about porn before they see it — or can face up to the fact they might be watching it. As a result, children don’t know that pornography is fiction and they naturally assume it’s what grown-ups do. Because it’s freely available, they think it must therefore be OK.

But once these brutal images have formed a child’s first sex lesson, in my experience, they can be difficult to erase. The more hardcore the material, the more intense and long-lasting the effects."

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'Vile' child pornography getting 'more extreme', warns minister - Telegraph

'Vile' child pornography getting 'more extreme', warns minister - Telegraph | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Damian Green, the Home Office minister, says evidence shows younger and younger children are being subjected to 'more sadistic' sexual abuse
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Why aren't we really angry about this!!! Youth Wellbeing Project offers training and support in this area for young people, educators, youth workers and parents.

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Govt calls for overhaul of sex education - National - NZ Herald News

Govt calls for overhaul of sex education - National - NZ Herald News | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Respectful attitudes to sex would become a core part of sex education in schools under an overhaul recommended to the Government. - New Zealand Herald
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Youth Wellbeing Project will launch GET A GRIP teenz in New Zealand in August 2014. Very timely.

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Boy, 12, who raped his sister, 7, after watching pornography on an Xbox walks free from court

Boy, 12, who raped his sister, 7, after watching pornography on an Xbox walks free from court | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
The boy, who is now 13, admitted to sex offences including two counts of rape. He was given a 12-month referral order by the judge at Blackburn Youth Court.
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New Study Finds Alarming Rate of Sexual Coercion Among Teens, Young Adults

New Study Finds Alarming Rate of Sexual Coercion Among Teens, Young Adults | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
A new study finds that almost one in ten teens and young adults admit to forcing someone into some form of sexual activity. Even more surprising: 50 percent of perpetrators blame the victim for the incident.
Liz Walker's insight:

"According to the research, coercion and manipulation were more common than threats or physical force. Most of the young people who admitted to forcing someone into sexual behavior said they argued with the other person, pressured them, got angry, or tried to make the other person feel guilty. Purposely getting a victim drunk was also a common tactic. Only 8 percent of perpetrators said they threatened physical force, and only 5 percent used force. Victims were most often romantic partners."

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'Parasite' porn sites stealing images and videos posted by teens

'Parasite' porn sites stealing images and videos posted by teens | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Young people warned they are likely to lose control of sexually explicit material once they have posted it online.
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Sex education must cater to diversity

Sex education must cater to diversity | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Experience shows that Kevin Donnelly is dangerously wrong in thinking there's no place for gays in front of a class.
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Diversity relates to so many intertwining factors - so is heterosexuality. To find out more, enrol in #SexEdOnline.

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How not to raise a basher

How not to raise a basher | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Senseless violence on Aussie streets are leading many to question what has gone wrong with our men but Steve Biddulph says we already have the answer.
Liz Walker's insight:

"In one of the most important ever studies by a psychologist in the 20th century, James Prescott researched dozens of cultures and found that the degree of violence was directly linked to the amount of affection shown to children." 

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Screen time link to insomnia in young children

Screen time link to insomnia in young children | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Time spent in front of screens affecting sleep of children as young as two, research shows.
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Great to remember as parents settle back into the school routine.

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Research shows parenting continues into child's 20s

Research shows parenting continues into child's 20s | Youth Wellbeing Project | Scoop.it
Research suggests responsible parenting extends well into children's early adulthood.
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Are we raising teens? Or are we raising responsible adults. Great communication and guidance is crucial.

 

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