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Not Suitable for Children: Parenting Group Warns on Plan to Change Trailer Rules

A child protection group says proposed changes to cinema trailer rules could lead to psychological harm in kids. Children could suffer lasting psychological damage if proposed changes to cinema trailer classifications are approved, a child protection group claims. The Australian Council on Children and the Media, which runs the Know Before You Go movie review service for [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:15:44+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Adults are Unaware of Child Abuse Signs or How to Report It

A study has found one third of Australians surveyed would not immediately tell someone if they thought a child was being abused or neglected. The national online representative survey, carried out by Pure Profile and funded by Act for Kids, asked 1004 Australians aged 18 and over a range of questions about whether they knew [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:55:37+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Here’s Why Facebook Shuts Down 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network removes in excess of one million accounts every single day, that breach the user agreement, but is still struggling to stem the tide presented by so-called “threat actors”. This is according to Facebook’s security chief, Alex Stamos, who appeared at at conference on Wednesday evening, saying that he believes in the [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:52:30+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

How The Smartphone Affected an Entire Generation of Kids

As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “What generation am I in?” If you were born before 1980, that’s a relatively easy question to answer: the Silent Generation was born between 1925 and 1945; baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964; Gen X followed (born between 1965 and 1979). Next [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:07:02+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Selfie Culture Causing Angst with Teenage Girls

It's a quest for the teenage girl to craft the perfect shot. It starts with a simple selfie. Apply a little make-up, caress the hair into position, lean forward to elevate the developing cleavage, put on some smokey eyes, pout the lips and click. Perfecting the self-portrait is done with a filter, some editing, then [...]

By | 2017-09-04T14:57:38+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Schools Spotlight Wellbeing in Bid to Tackle Student Anxiety

There has been a huge growth in wellbeing programs in schools in Australia, with nine in 10 independents schools now offering a wellness service to students and public schools following suit. The annual NAB Independent Schools Survey reveals the huge level of investment schools are making in supporting the mental health and overall wellbeing of [...]

By | 2017-08-28T14:50:34+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

10 Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being. Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the [...]

By | 2017-08-28T14:05:21+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go [...]

By | 2017-08-21T15:31:28+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Science & Research, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

The Time-Out Alternative That May Be More Effective

The self-quieting approach has long been presented as a powerful alternative to punishment and time-out. It is an approach that encourages kids to look within to find their own solutions to their problems. Self-quieting has also been referred to as time-in or positive time-out. The approach is based on the argument that kids learn more [...]

By | 2017-08-21T15:14:32+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World

If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it’s no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications — and even sources you wouldn’t expect, like Instagram and YouTube — kids are immersed in doom and gloom. Consider their world: The suicide rate is up, cyberbullying is rampant, the [...]

By | 2017-08-21T15:10:27+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments