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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+11:00May 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 [...]

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+11:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One-Third of Teenage Girls Sexually Harassed Online

Nearly a third of teenage girls have been sexually harassed online by children their own age, a study from charity Childnet suggests. Some 31% of girls aged 13-17 have been targeted with unwanted sexual attention, compared with 11% of boys. One in 10 of the 1,559 teens interviewed reported receiving threats of sexual violence, including [...]

By |2017-12-11T13:29:05+11:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Steep Rise’ In Self-Harm Among Teenage Girls

There has been a steep rise in reports of self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16, according to a study of data from GP practices across the UK. The BMJ study, which looked at figures from 2011-2014, said GPs could be getting better at picking up self-harm. But it was likely that rising stress and [...]

By |2017-10-23T12:29:26+11:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

More Than A Third Of Teenage Girls Experience Depression, New Study Says

Depression is usually considered an issue parents have to watch out for starting in the turbulent teenage years. The CW channel, full of characters with existential angst about school, friends and young love, tells us so, as do the countless parenting books about the adolescent years in every guidance counselor's office. But what if by that time it's already too late? A [...]

By |2017-06-09T11:00:57+11:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Early Puberty In Girls Raises The Risk Of Depression

Pexel Images When girls come in for their physical exams, one of the questions I routinely ask is “Do you get your period?” I try to ask before I expect the answer to be yes, so that if a girl doesn’t seem to know about the changes of puberty that lie ahead, I [...]

Kids’ Dance Boom Fuels Injury Risk

Credit: Mathis Dance Studios The booming children's dance industry is set to be overhauled in a bid to combat lacklustre regulation and increasing injury risks. Dance – encompassing jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, cheerleading, contemporary, Irish, acrobatic, musical theatre and lyrical – is more popular than all other Australian children's sports or leisure activities except swimming, according [...]

UNICEF: 98% Of Women In Somalia Have Undergone Female Genital Mutilation

In Mogadishu. (Reuters/Siegfried Modola) The practice of female genital mutilation is more widespread, and affects many more women and girls, than previously thought, according to a new report from Unicef. In the most-affected country, Somalia, 98% of the female population aged between 15 and 49 had undergone the procedure, the United Nations children’s [...]

By |2016-02-16T01:49:45+11:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Gifted Girls Suffer the Most Stress, Study Finds

Students feel too much is expected of them in year 12. Photo: Lyn Osborn Female year 12 students put the most pressure on themselves in the lead-up to exams and gifted girls who strive for top marks suffer the highest levels of stress and anxiety, new research into how Sydney teenagers cope with the HSC shows. [...]

By |2015-10-15T09:52:27+11:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments