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Screens And Brains?

Getty Images A recent piece in The Australian (“Technology’s effect on children’s brains isn’t black and white” 25/5) by journalist John White canvassed many views about the impacts of screen experiences on children’s brains. The sometimes conflicting views produced a confusing picture. There’s obviously an urgent need for continuing research (and a study on social media use and teen brains released [...]

How Effective Are Your Student Wellbeing Strategies?

The Education Partners What is social and emotional wellbeing? Social and emotional wellbeing is about happiness and life satisfaction. It is about positive feelings, character strengths, engagement, relationships, meaningful activity and accomplishment. Promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of students is important to ensure that all young people are supported to live happy and fulfilling lives. Additionally, research has [...]

How To Make Friends

Wikihow One way to be happier is to increase the quality of our friendships. Whether you are a sociable person or a loner, friendships are important. One of the easiest ways to remain engaged and interested at school, at work or in life is to enjoy the company of the people that we are [...]

Understanding Aggression And Violence: A Risk And Protection Approach

Think Stock Parents and professionals who work with children often face the issue of aggressive behaviour and how to manage it. There are many ways to think about how to address this issue, but one approach that is gaining interest involves looking for ways to reduce the number of influences that increase the [...]

How An Ancient Art Form Is Helping Students With Digital Citizenship

The origin of the ancient art form theatre first appears in the 3rd century BC and was used in festivals that honoured the Greek god Dionysus. Digital citizenship, on the other hand, was only established during the 1990's technology boom, as a way to help structure what was considered appropriate and inappropriate use of technology. [...]

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Wellbeing Protective Factors That Are Particularly Important For School Children 

Stock Images It’s now estimated that 1 in 7 children experience mental health difficulties. Half of all serious mental health problems begin before the age of 14. We also know however that early intervention to address difficulties can improve the chance of long-term mental health and wellbeing (KidsMatter, 2015). The work of Paul A. LeBuffe, Valerie [...]

Google’s Efforts To Cultivate Safe And Responsible Digital Behaviours

Google Australians are increasingly active online, taking advantage of the economic, social and cultural benefits that the Internet offers. Australia has a healthy and promising digital economy which is set to provide further growth and opportunity1. Based on our experience, we believe that ‘over the top’ digital service providers are motivated to work [...]

When Gaming Is Not A Problem 

Getty Images One of the most common questions I get asked by parents about gaming addiction is ‘How can I tell if my child has a problem?’ While there are well documented physical, behavioural and psychological symptoms of gaming addiction, the risk of reading through these checklists is that parents can sometimes become unnecessarily worried about fairly normal [...]