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Hard Yards: Disruptive Pedagogies for Marginalised Learners

An estimated 1 in 33 Australian children suffer TRAUMA in childhood. We need to rethink current practices and help schools to become more ‘trauma informed’. But what exactly does this mean, and how do we make it happen? Hard Yards is a unique one day conference, repeated over two days, giving principals, teachers, advocates and educational [...]

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Sexting in the USA- New Survey Results

 The Crimes Against Children Research Center conducted two national surveys to develop a better understanding of sexting. The Third Youth Internet Safety Survey was a telephone survey done in 2010 with national sample of 1560 youth Internet users aged  10–17 years and their parents.  Almost 10% of youth (mostly girls aged 16–17 years) said they had "appeared [...]

Generation Next Seminars for 2010

The articles and blogs by Generation Next are posted to help protect our youth. Each Generation Next newsletter goes out to over 10,000 subscribers nationally. Subscribe to the Generation Next Newsletter. We hope that you, your organization and Generation Next can work together to highlight the many risk factors emerging in our modern society that threaten the [...]

Generation Next Brisbane has sold out

Generation Next Brisbane is on tomorrow! Speakers including Dr Michael Carr-Gregg  and Paul Dillon will talk on topics including drugs and alcohol, depression, cybersafety and sexualisation to a sold out auditorium in the University of Queensland. If you've missed out you may like to subscribe to the newsletter to keep up with our regular updates [...]

Book recommendation: Getting Real

Prominent Australian author and speaker Melinda Tankard Reist recently published a collection of essays on the topics of the sexualisation of girls in Australia. This important book features articles from author Steve Biddulph, Playschool presenter Noni Hazlehurst and Generation Next speaker Julie Gale. We strongly recommend this book and invite you to leave your comments [...]

Webcast the youTHINK youth forum this Thursday

This Thursday you have the opportunity to be part of the web-cast audience for the youTHINK: Live and Online forum. Part of the National Conversation organised by the Australian Government, the forum will run from 1pm-3pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time and encourages the audience to provide live feedback to the conversation. The forum will focus [...]

Trainee teachers to get cyber-bully education

A new program will educate Trainee teachers on how to monitor and manage cyber-bullying. The program from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will build on the Cybersmart Internet Safety Awareness presentations which have been presented to over 50,000 teachers, parents and students. A pilot of the program is currently being trialled at the [...]

Social pressure

We should never underestimate the impact that peer pressure can have on our children, particularly when it comes to alcohol, but far more important at this time is ‘social pressure’ or influence. This is something that we rarely talk about, but it is far more likely to affect teenagers’ behaviour as it is much more [...]

‘Vicious’ bullying culture motivates new student protests

Students of Airds High School, Campbelltown, held a protest against bullying today following a brawl on Monday which left three students injured, including one with a broken nose, and resulted in two suspensions. Only 12 students attended the protest today after teachers threatened to punish those who participated. Similar protests were held in Mullumbimby last [...]

Julie Gale invites you to attend two conferences

Two conferences are being organised by Julie Gale in the coming weeks: Bratz, Britney and Bralettes: The Sexualisation of Childhood Monday 3rd August, 2009 7:00pm for 7:30pm to 9.30pm Melbourne Girls Grammar School, South Yarra. ”From tiny tots to late teens, girls are being preyed on, and damaged, by sexualisation and media messages about weight, [...]

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