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Teenagers Who Smoke and Drink Suffer Ill Effects by Age of 17

Teenagers who smoke and drink alcohol are causing visible damage to their arteries by the age of 17, a study has revealed. Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by this relatively young age. These physical changes have been linked with an increased risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as stroke and [...]

By |2018-09-03T11:52:14+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Social Media Has Changed Everything For Teenage Girls

Lots of pretty girls are Facebook- or Instagram-famous; they're the new cool kids, the girls who have risen above the obscurity of suburbia thanks to social media's virality combined with the photo-doctoring magic embedded in apps like Instagram (or in external ones like Facetune or Pixlr). On Sydney's North Shore, for example, people talk about [...]

Why Are So Many Of Britain’s Teen Girls Struggling With Mental Health Problems?

Pixabay Images A new study shows a worrying rise in mental health problems among teenagers in the UK. According to the Department of Education, which spoke to 30,000 pupils aged 14-15, more than one in three teen girls suffer from anxiety or depression. It's a rise of 10 per cent in the past decade, [...]

How My Learning Difficulties Affected My Mental Health

dailymail.co.uk In the 63 years that I have been part of the learning difficulties world, I have both experienced and witnessed the suffering that is living with a learning difficulty. Learning difficulties are commonly considered a school-based issue; but struggling in school means struggling in life. This makes learning to be confident and acquiring a healthy mental attitude [...]

Private Schools And Their Moral Failings

Not every private school kid emerges as a Ja’mie, a Danny, nor any of the other bitches and bullies portrayed in these fictions. But these fictions tell a certain truth: there’s much more to education than what’s taught in the classroom. If public schools are values-neutral, as John Howard (who attended one) famously suggested, private [...]

Dolly October 2013

Dolly Doctor and Oral Sex: is advice to girls clear? Melinda Tankard Reist Dolly Doctor this issue deals with oral sex. Parents with younger Dolly readers in the family may want to be aware of that and be prepared to talk about it with them (Dolly has featured’ Readers of the month’ who are 11). [...]

What’s in a selfie? A high school student tells us

If social media only caused narcissism, it wouldn't be the worst thing. Instagram and Facebook are social networks that not only breed narcissistic tendencies but transform relations into a sexual rat race. On these ubiquitous portals, the popularity of girls is hotly contested over one big deal: how sexy can I appear and bring it [...]

One story of the impact of accidental exposure to extreme porn

Children have always found ways to discover the world on their own, and that's essential - it's important that adults don't interfere with that discovery and self-education. But it's our adult world that is increasingly seeping into their childhood, at the touch of a button. And when the mark of fitting in with your mates [...]

By |2013-05-04T16:45:14+10:00April 29th, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

There Is Hope For Anorexia Sufferers

Everyone's reasons are different. It might be an attempt to regain control of a life that feels like it's spiralling; it can be about expectation and wanting to fit in; it can be about seeking approval or peer pressure. Disordered eating has increased two-fold in the past decade in Australia in males and females 15 [...]

Tips on how to tackle anxiety in young people

10% of children have problems coping with anxiety* Some children are very easy going and nothing seems to bother them. However many other children worry about all sorts of things, and when these normal everyday worries turn into anxiety it can be very difficult for a young person to participate in and experience school and [...]