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You can now subscribe to the Generation Next e-newsletter! The newsletter will feature articles from our speakers, including Dr Michael Carr-Gregg talking about depression and Susan McLean talking about cybersafety, and will also provide you with updates and alerts regarding the Generation Next seminar series. The featured articles will discuss the unique challenges facing generations [...]

ACMA relaunches cybersafety education website

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has relaunched its Cybersmart website with an aim to educate kids, parents and teachers on how to safely use the internet. It features three sites for different age groups of children, as well as sites for parents, libraries and schools. "The world online is powerful and engaging for [...]

How can I reduce the influence of peer pressure?

There are a number of ways in which parents can lessen the effect of peer influence. Possibly one of the more important is for parents to correct the common teenage misperception that ‘all teenagers drink lots of alcohol’. This false belief leads some teenagers to feel they need to drink to excess in order to [...]

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, [...]

Passwords

When I was a Police Officer, one of the most common conversations I had with parents went along the lines of, “someone has hacked into my daughter’s Hotmail account and........” In reality however, what had happened was that the daughter had shared her password with one of her friends, or had as a password something [...]

Parents of a million Aussie kids are leaving out a Welcome mat for pedophiles

  Almost a million Australian children are being given unfettered access to the Internet, new research released today reveals. The revelations come from Generation Next, a national parenting seminar organisation being supported by anti-depression initiative, beyondblue, and Australian Government-backed youth mental health foundation, Headspace. Their research finds 22 percent of parents of children aged 4-18 [...]

Introduction to Generation Next

Generation Next will focus on providing essential and up to date information for parents , teachers and carers about problems relating to drugs and alcohol, cybersafety, mental health and related issues that affect young people and on constructive solutions to these problems. Presenters for the series include: Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, adolescent psychologist and media columnist, [...]