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10 minute activist: hits the Target and gets a bulls eye

  The power of one. For anyone who ever doubted the power of one voice and social media they only need look at the effect Gretta Hawkhead from Port Macquarie has had by posting a comment on the Facebook page of department store Target. This ‘accidental activist’ was not expecting such a huge positive response [...]

Ten tips on how to tame anger in children

Violence on the streets seems to be on the increase. Displays of anger, unprovoked aggression and violence against strangers are reaching epidemic proportions. However, how young people handle their anger is learnt early in childhood. So how can we help children manger their anger? It should be pointed out that anger is a normal and [...]

Winslet shakes her booty for a good cause

The infamous phrase “does my bum look big in this?”  will never be heard in the Winslet household. Why? Because actor Kate Winslet is determined to be a positive role model for her daughter Mia and every other girl out there who is approaching her teenage years. Image Source: Getty In 2003 Britain’s GQ magazine [...]

Diva: no place for Playboy

Over 2,000 people have signed an online petition urging Diva to remove their Playboy products from sale. Diva is an Australian fashion jewellery retailer that caters to the fashion tastes of young girls. It sells Disney brands such as Winnie the Pooh charm bracelets, Disney Princess pendants and Cute Cupcakes Best Friends necklaces. However in [...]

Forget IQ: it’s Emotional Intelligence that helps kids settle at school

At the heart of the matter, all every parents really wants is for their child is for them to be the best person they can be. Unfortunately so often pressures from society can often make parents feel that this means a child must excel academically. However it now seems that social and emotional learning (SEL) [...]

Day for Daniel: National cybersafety activities 28 October

October 28 has been set aside as a Day for Daniel. It is a day when many organisations and schools will focus on activities that keep kids safe online and there will be a day of National cybersafety activities. Now in its 6th year, Day for Daniel continues to grow on a National scale and [...]

In the world of children’s pageants hookers and implants are cute

The world of children’s pageants have put a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘let’s play children’s dress ups”. It seems that some mother’s think their little girls would rather be dressed up with fake boobs or as prostitutes rather than Snow White, an angel or a fairy. In the US recently a mother entered [...]

Tweens torment classmate by posting porn on her Facebook page

In a move that indicates cyber bullying is finally being taken seriously and considered as a real crime, two girls in America have been formally charged with cyberstalking and first-degree computer trespassing. The girls aged 11 and 12 allegedly hacked into the Facebook account of another friend and then posted sexually explicit material on it. [...]

How to safeguard your child’s childhood

Julie Gale, the founder of Kids Free 2B Kids, a website dedicated to letting children develop to their full potential; without exposure to sexualised imagery before they are developmentally ready to process it, recently spoke to the TODAY program on Channel 9 about the battle many parents face when trying to protect their children from [...]

13.5% of commercials on Kids TV are inappropriate

13.5% of commercials on kids TV channels contain some form of violent, disturbing, or sexual behaviour. A recent study Commercials on Children's Television: Not So Child Friendly looked at the association between viewing commercials with aggressive and violent content on children's television with violent and antisocial behaviour later in life. Researchers looked at the content of [...]