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Secondary Supply alcohol laws help protect our teenagers

Child Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and Generation Next speaker has called on the Victorian Premier John Brumby to take action on the issue of ‘secondary supply’ of alcohol. Addressing an “Urban Conversation” event held at a Melbourne High School recently, he suggested that Victoria enact “secondary supply” laws, similar to those already in place in New [...]

A win for children as Bonds backs down on 'bralettes'

A backlash in public support has led Bonds to recall their colourful 'bralettes' which were marketed to children as young as 6 years old. The recall of these training bras follows a campaign led by the grassroots movement Collective Shout and other child advocates opposed to the adultification and sexualisation of children. Collective Shouts’ aim [...]

Do you know where your kids are… online?

92% of kids socialise with family and friends online 62 % of kids aged 8 to 17 have had negative experiences online 55% of kids have made friends online* Officially young people have to be 13 years old before they can open an account on the social networking site Facebook, however peer and social pressures are [...]

New bullying resources available, thanks to Qld Govt initiative

The QLD Government has just released a toolkit Working Together, A toolkit for parents to address bullying aimed at parents and teachers so they are better equipped to deal with bullying. Education and Training Minister Geoff Wilson said “This toolkit for parents complements the toolkit for schools released earlier this year. Most importantly the toolkit [...]

The growing fashion trend of glamorising death

There is an increasing trend for fashion houses to glamorise death. The obsession with beautiful dead women has seen a number of recent ad campaigns idolise death, murder and suicide in women’s fashion. Young girls are being told that you can even look sexy when you are dead. Taking the theme of ‘dead women are [...]

Popular culture, pop songs and pornography

At the centre of popular culture lies popular (pop) music, it has always been the music of the next generation, as young people come into their own they begin to express themselves through their clothes, interests, friends and music. In modern times, the mass media has become a major instrument for the spread and dissemination [...]

To medicate or not to medicate, that is the question?

25% of young people aged 16-24 experience mental health problems 75% of young people hospitalised in 2007-2008 was due to mental and behavioural disorders 30,706 young people were prescribed antidepressants in 2008* The growing pressures associated with teenage years is increasing and taking its toll on the young people of today;  life is complicated and [...]

Generation Next: Special Update

headspace is supporting this series of national seminars relating to the health and wellbeing of young people. The next Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People 2010 Seminar will be held in Sydney on Friday September 10, 2010 WHAT: Topics this year include major and current issues Cyber-bullying Drugs and Alcohol Body Image & Eating [...]

The legend of Jessi Slaughter and the trollers

We read the story – about an 11 year old girl in the US, Jessi Slaughter, who received a tirade of threats after posting a video of herself on YouTube. We saw the pictures - the freeze frame of what looked like a traumatised child in her bedroom in floods of tears.   On the [...]

School bullies graduate to anti-social behaviour in later years

25% of students are bullied at school 95% of students are bulled more than once A new study just released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found that there is compelling evidence that young people who indulge in bullying at school go on to participate in further anti-social behaviour as they get [...]