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The Cyber-villification of Melinda Tankard Reist – The Industry Hits Back at a Campaigner that Keeps Them Honest

Over the past few weeks many of us have watched with concern a snowballing campaign of vilification against Melinda Tankard Reist, her public work as an advocate for women and girls and for society as a whole. Much of this has occurred online using all manner of cyber harrassment perpetrated by trolls and pseudo-experts. Their gutless cyber threats [...]

Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety – Report

The Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety tabled its report on the Inquiry into Cyber-Safety entitled High-Wire Act: Cyber-Safety and the Young via Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety - Report.

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 [...]

Phones, Teens and Sleep

As we come to realise how important good quality sleep is for both health and education, we find that many teens are compromising on sleep in order to stay connected to friends via their mobile phones! Pillow talk wearing phone-obsessed teens out | Herald Sun.

Brain Development in a Hyper-Tech World

In the face of this nonstop barrage of technology-induced stimulation, a question on the minds of many parents, educators and scientists is: how is this affecting young brains? via Brain Development in a Hyper-Tech World - Dana Foundation.

20% of Young People Happy if Christmas Cancelled

A recent Headspace survey revealed how Australian young people felt about the recent christmas season: Only half of young people would be disappointed if Christmas got cancelled, while one in five would actually be relieved; One third said Chrismas made them feel worse than usual, while one third said it made them feel better, and one [...]

Risk of Heart Attack after Death of a Loved One

A new study suggesting that the risk for heart attack increases dramatically within 24 hours after the death of a loved one. Nearly 2000 patients were interviewed while hospitalized for heart attack. Of these, 270 reported that a significant person in their lives had died within the past 6 months, with 19 learning of a [...]

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‘Pornographic’ stationery for schoolchildren

It's no coincidence that the company promoting pornified school stationery is owned by Cotton On, which was itself criticised for selling sexualised clothing for toddlers. Anger over 'pornographic' stationery for schoolchildren | Herald Sun.

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