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Trash Talk in Junior Footy Can Damage Kids

It should be one of the happy rituals of parenthood. You drag yourself out of bed early on a weekend, stand by the side of a sports field and with a bit of good natured grumbling about the cold, the heat or the hour, cheer your child on in sport. But for one Melbourne mother [...]

By |2018-10-29T10:55:47+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Half of World’s Teens Experience Peer Violence in and around School – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 6 September 2018 – Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released by UNICEF today. An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools says that peer violence – measured as the number of children who report having been bullied in [...]

By |2018-09-10T10:31:52+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways You Can Help if Your Child is Being Bullied, According to Experts

The death of nine-year-old Jamel Myles, whose mum says he killed himself after enduring homophobic bullying, has shaken the world. Leia Rochelle Pierce, from Denver, Colorado, says her son had initially been proud to tell children in his school that he was gay. However, when he returned they started bullying him, and some pupils told [...]

By |2018-09-03T12:35:28+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fifth of 14-Year-Old Girls in UK ‘Have Self-Harmed’

More than a fifth of 14-year-old girls in the UK said they had self-harmed, a report suggests. A survey of 11,000 children found 22% of the girls and 9% of the boys said they had hurt themselves on purpose in the year prior to the questionnaire. Rates of self-harm were worst (46%) among those who [...]

By |2018-09-03T10:27:18+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

‘My brain goes insane’: The rise and rise of mental illness among Kiwi teens

In a split second, her body would heat up. Her eyesight would start to go, leaving her with tunnel vision. And, if she wasn't careful, she would start to hyperventilate. As she sat in the classroom of her Taranaki high school, 17-year-old Nuutea Itchner's anxiety would render her mute and she would be unable to [...]

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Almost half of the poorer mental health we see in teenagers with a disability is due to bullying, our new research shows. If we could stop the high levels of bullying that adolescents with a disability experience, we could make a big difference to their health, learning and wellbeing. So school anti-bullying programs need to [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:39:45+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Childline: More Children Seeking Help for Loneliness

Childline has seen a 14% rise in the number of children contacting the charity about loneliness. In 2017/18, the charity delivered 4,636 counselling sessions on loneliness, compared to 4,063 the year before. Nearly 80% of sessions went to girls. Some said watching their friends socialise without them on social media made them feel increasingly isolated. This [...]

National Report Reveals Widespread Bullying, Assaults and Suicide Taunts

More than 56 per cent of students with disabilities had experienced bullying over a 12-month period, a national survey has found. The survey, by Children and Young People with Disability Australia, revealed students experienced a range of bullying including being punched, kicked, headbutted, cyberbullied, spat on and having food or rocks thrown at them. Some [...]

By |2018-06-18T16:55:32+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Tourette’s Sufferers Accepted at Camp

Living with Tourette's isn't easy for sufferers or their families - mostly because of the way people react to sudden outbursts of swearing or strange sounds and movements. But there's one place, once a year, where they can feel free. "It's just good to be around other people who understand," said Jack Van Hees in [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:48:29+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Xavier Ellis: Mental Health Serious Issue in AFL

It was winter 2013 - late in the evening - when my mobile began buzzing from the kitchen table. Alastair Clarkson’s name was flashing brightly on the screen, and immediate panic set in. When a head coach calls after dark, it’s like a police officer knocking on the front door: it can only be bad [...]

By |2018-04-30T15:58:36+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments