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Google’s Efforts To Cultivate Safe And Responsible Digital Behaviours

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Australians are increasingly active online, taking advantage of the economic, social and cultural benefits that the Internet offers. … Read More »

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When Gaming Is Not A Problem 

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One of the most common questions I get asked by parents about gaming addiction is ‘How can I … Read More »

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Myth Buster: The Truth About Eating Disorders

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Research indicates that there are generally low levels of mental health literacy in the community. General beliefs and misunderstandings about … Read More »

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Fostering Positive Wellbeing

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Martin Seligman has been raising the profile of positive psychology over the past two decades. Seligman’s notion of … Read More »

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5 Messages We Need To Give Young People About Ecstasy

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Ecstasy continues to be a popular drug in Australia. Although recent use (use in the past year) has decreased … Read More »

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Supporting Children And Young People Through Parental Separation And Divorce

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In Australia nearly one in two marriages end in separation and divorce. This directly impacts many children in … Read More »

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How Parents Can Help Students In The Senior Years Of School

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When you have a student completing the senior years of school, everyone in the family is doing Year 11 … Read More »

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How Schools Can Understand And Respond To Self-Harm

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Given current national statistics, we can safely assume there are very few young people who haven’t known someone who … Read More »

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Are Electronic Cigarettes A Gateway To Adolescent Smoking?

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Adolescents are experimenting with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and there is speculation that this might lead some young people who would not otherwise have smoked cigarettes to progress to smoking (the gateway effect). … Read More »

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Preparing For NAPLAN

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Let’s start by letting you know what NAPLAN is not. It is not a measure of how intelligent … Read More »

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