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Why You Should Boycott The Fifty Shades Darker Movie

A man becomes fixated on a young female university student. He immediately becomes possessive, sulking when she so much as talks to other men, and attempts to isolate her from her friends. He shows up unannounced at her place of work. He traces her mobile phone to find her on a night out drinking with [...]

Young People Need Critical Porn Analysis; ‘Porn Literacy’ Is Not Enough

Flickr Images A new conversation is happening in educational circles, with many speaking up about the need for kids and teens to become 'porn literate'. It is increasingly evident that kids cannot cope with the onslaught of hyper sexed, supranormal, graphic, abusive, body punishing, downright degrading images they can openly access at the [...]

Talking Consent: Where We’re Going Wrong With Our Boys

Pixabay Images They're the frontline in domestic violence prevention, but new research reveals the major mistakes Australian parents are making when talking to their kids about healthy relationships. When it comes to discussing consent and identifying controlling behaviour in relationships, parents are talking to their teenage kids about the issues more, but they’re [...]

Freda Briggs: ‘Champion Of Children’ And Former Senior Australian Of The Year Dies

PHOTO: Professor Briggs's child protection expertise was shared across the world. (Supplied) The highly regarded expert on child abuse issues and multi award-winning professor Freda Briggs has died in hospital at the age of 85. Child protection group Bravehearts praised her lifelong efforts to safeguard children. Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston said Professor Briggs [...]

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Child Sexual Abuse By Children Demands More Clinics, NSW Health Worker Says

Dale Tolliday, a clinical advisor to the public service New Street, wants more clinics to stop children sexually abusing children. Photo: James Brickwood It is not a problem that comes up in dinner party conversation. Authorities do not properly track it. Parents often dismiss it as "doctors and nurses" games. But the statistics [...]

Emma Murphy Shares Shocking Video With Facebook Followers

Emma Murphy said she thought long and hard before posting the video of herself with a black eye. Photo: Facebook She is usually posting images of her healthy tuna salad or morning workouts. But health and fitness blogger Emma Murphy had something more important to share with her Facebook followers on Tuesday. The [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Domestic Violence Education: Connecting With Students Through Theatre

iStock photos Domestic violence statistics in Australia are horrifying. In the past year one in six women has experienced violence from a current or former partner, 63 women have been killed by family violence and childhood exposure to partner violence increases the likelihood of intergenerational violence [1]. The effect that domestic violence exposure [...]

By | February 28th, 2016|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Rosie Batty Today Tonight Interview

Generation Next speaker, campaigner and the 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, appeared on Today Tonight last Friday after her presentation at the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People seminar in Adelaide. Click the image below to watch her interview.

How a 14-year-old Domestic Violence Sufferer Changed the NSW Department of Education School Syllabus

Three months ago, a 14-year-old girl wrote to NSW government, weeks after the suicide death of her mother, and asked them to "educate children about domestic violence and how to seek help". Today, her wish comes true as a raft of major changes are announced to the 7-10 school syllabus that will specifically focus on domestic [...]