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Victorian Councils Auditing Children’s Books For Gender

Victorian councils could ban books and toys from kindergartens, schools and libraries if they don’t meet strict gender guidelines, according to reports. The Herald Sun on Monday revealed Manningham and Melbourne City Councils are among those auditing children’s books and urging a ban on the terms “boy” and “girl”. It follows research from the Australian National University that showed [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:48:32+10:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Social Media More Harmful To Girls Than Boys

It’s no secret that social media isn’t great for mental health - studies have shown it again and again, and some of the developers of social media have sounded warnings about the addictiveness of certain features. Now, to add to the growing body of evidence on how it affects mental health, a new study finds a link between [...]

‘I worry for you girls’: Prince William

Prince William is the father of a boy and a girl (and a child on the way), who are – hopefully – still a way off having their own Instagram accounts. But the prince has given a surprise speech to school students in London that, frankly, every tween and their parent should read. "I worry for you girls. [...]

Why Primary School Boys Need Intervention

It was a cry for help from a parent that made Menslink realise that a growing number of primary school boys were in need of mental health support. Now 10 to 12-year-old boys make up 12 per cent of the male support group’s client case, which CEO Martin Fisk said was not unusual and reflected the national [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:23:01+10:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Father’s Anger at ‘Hair and Make-Up’ Session for Year 6 Girls

Mr Callaghan, who goes by the Twitter moniker Grumplestiltskin, was faced with yet another example of a school being out of touch with modern society and instead of just shrugging his shoulders he took action. His daughter's school, near Dubbo in NSW,  thought it would be an awesome idea to arrange end-of-year activities for the year [...]

By |2017-12-18T10:04:40+10:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Boys and Gaming: Finding the Balance

Gaming on a computer or device is a wildly popular pastime for kids in Australia. In fact, 94 per cent of children between 6 and 15 play games and, while girls are fast gaining on them, gaming still remains more popular with boys. It seems that although (almost) everybody’s doing it, a lot of parents feel [...]

By |2017-10-16T12:53:59+10:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Pressures Of Acting Like A “Real” Man And The Mental Health Issues This Causes In Young Males

A rigid construct of how “real” men are supposed to behave leaves many feeling trapped, new research we carried out suggests. While most support gender equality, the young men in the UK, US and Mexico reported feeling pushed to live in the “man box”. They feel pressure to act tough, hide weakness and “look good”. [...]

Gaming And Porn Are Changing Men’s Brains

Pixabay Images Leading American Psychologist Philip Zimbardo recently discussed how men are getting left behind. For the first time in history young men are less educated than their fathers. The American Paediatric Society's 2013 study found that teenagers spend more time engrossed in media than they do in school and that time on [...]

The Damage Done When People Insist ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Society should absolutely demand more of boys - but we should also expect more for them, writes Clementine Ford. Photo: Stocksy Another small American town has been rocked by revelations of sexual abuse at the hands of some of their most protected football stars this week, and local response is sadly much as we've [...]

Tackling Compulsive Gaming In Boys

Flickr/Renata Vaz I recently conducted a parenting night at Trinity Grammar School in Kew, Melbourne about Boys and Gaming. More than 450 parents turned up to find answers to the challenge of getting their boys off their devices. A parent shared with me the following: “My son is actually scaring me. I can’t even [...]