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Classification of Movies and Games 2019 Survey

Does Australia's classification system suit your family's needs? Generation Next is supporting the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) to help parents and carers navigate the increasingly complex media landscape. Australia's National Classification Scheme for movies, games and apps uses the classifications G, PG, M, MA15+ and R18+. ACCM has designed a short survey to assess the helpfulness of this system and whether it [...]

By |2019-09-19T17:34:44+10:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bushwalking and bowls in schools: we need to teach kids activities they’ll go on to enjoy

Vaughan Cruickshank, University of Tasmania; Brendon Hyndman, Charles Sturt University, and Shane Pill, Flinders University Physical education is one of the most popular subjects for children in their early school years. Yet by secondary school less favourable attitudes towards what’s known in the Australian school curriculum as Health and Physical Education (HPE) can start to [...]

By |2019-09-16T13:19:39+10:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kids learn valuable life skills through rough-and-tumble play with their dads

Emily Freeman, University of Newcastle Play is an important way for children to learn about the world around them. Through play, they learn cultural norms, socialisation guidelines and experiment with different ways to interact with their environment. But play between a father and their child or children can offer a different type of play. It’s [...]

By |2019-09-16T13:17:52+10:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why fidgeting could be good for your child’s health

John J Reilly, University of Strathclyde and Xanne Janssen, University of Strathclyde Fidgeting is usually considered as a sign of boredom or lack of attention which can be distracting to others. Parents and teachers often demand that their children and pupils stop doing it. But fidgeting could actually be good for their health. Research suggests [...]

By |2019-09-16T12:59:56+10:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘What is wrong with me? I’m never happy and I hate school’

Louise Remond, University of Technology Sydney Hi, I was just wondering if something’s wrong with me because I’m never happy and never want to do anything and I’m getting really lazy and I really hate school. Thanks - Anonymous Everyone experiences down days at times. Feeling flat is a normal reaction to something upsetting happening, [...]

By |2019-09-09T17:31:51+10:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments