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Five teens who changed the world

This BBC article profiles a group of teens who are making great strides in social, political and environmental arenas. Greta Thunberg is a Swedish teen activist has become a leading voice for climate change activism. Malala Yousafzai wrote and published an anonymous diary about her life in Pakistan under Taliban rule when she was just [...]

By |2019-05-07T00:45:33+10:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments

Social experiment reunites neighbourhood kids

An experimental pilot program that aims to encourage kids to do what once came naturally, and go 'free-range' around the neighbourhood, has taken place in Queensland. The program, which took place late last year in two Caboolture estates, Riverbank and Rangeview, encouraged kids to go outside and play with their neighbours, according to an ABC [...]

By |2019-05-07T00:34:42+10:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments

What’s the school cleaner’s name? How kids, not just cleaners, are paying the price of outsourcing

Frances Flanagan, University of Sydney This is an edited extract from The New Disruptors, the 64th edition of Griffith Review. It is a little longer than most published on The Conversation. It is supposed to be a test of character. An A+ student sits down to the final exam of his degree and is surprised [...]

By |2019-04-30T06:54:34+10:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments

The terror of climate change is transforming young people’s identity

Today, at least 50 rallies planned across Australia are expected to draw thousands of students who are walking out of school to protest climate change inaction. These Australian students join children from over 82 countries who are striking to highlight systemic failure to address climate change. But the strikes represent more than frustration and resistance. [...]

I would choose Tayla Harris over sad men of the internet any day

Tayla Harris marked the ball early in the first quarter at Whitten Oval against the Western Bulldogs. She went back and coolly slotted the goal from 45 metres out. When I watched the ball fly through the posts I said what I normally say after a classy goal: "Good finish." Set shot, 40 plus metres [...]

Australian stations dump Michael Jackson’s music after Finding Neverland documentary

Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson's music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sydney's Nova Entertainment on Thursday became the latest radio group to announce they are taking the late "King of Pop" off the air in response to public opinion. [...]

Children As Young As 8 Years Old Are Battling With Poor Body Image

Startling new research has found that Aussie kids as young as eight are suffering from poor body image, and the consequences could be catastrophic. Children as young as eight are suffering from body image issues that could have serious and long-term health consequences, startling new research has found. A study released by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has discovered a link [...]

By |2019-02-15T10:53:47+11:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Body Image, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Want to be happier? Try getting to know yourself

The unexamined life is not worth living, said the Greek philosopher Socrates. He was reflecting on the expression “Know Thyself” – an aphorism inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi and one of the ultimate achievements in ancient Greece. While we walk around the world more or less successful in our endeavours, many of [...]

By |2019-01-22T09:45:48+11:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Porn making teen boys ‘impotent’

Teenage boys as young as 16 are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction due to excessively viewing violent and hardcore pornography, an expert has revealed. And the ready access to porn on every device at any time of the day is teaching dangerous lessons about what healthy sexual relationships should be like. Psychologist and writer Collett [...]

By |2019-01-14T20:42:33+11:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Memes are Taking the Alt-Right’s Message of Hate Mainstream

Think of an internet meme and you’ll probably smile. The most memorable viral images are usually funny, from Distracted Boyfriend to classics like Grumpy Cat. But some memes have a much more sinister meaning. They might look as innocuous as a frog, but are in fact symbols of hate. And as memes have become more [...]

By |2019-01-14T19:13:01+11:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments