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Finally, she can speak

Grace Tame has finally won the right to speak publicly about being groomed and sexually assaulted by her high school teacher Nicolaas Bester in 2010. After being outraged by Bester's comments about the abuse and media allegations that she had been complicit, the Tasmanian 24-year-old embarked on a two-year legal battle to be exempted from [...]

By |2019-08-20T12:11:51+10:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Positive Stories About Teens Rarely Make Headlines – Here’s why that Matters

Viewing the younger generation as either trouble or troubled is nothing new. In the 4th century BC even the usually open-minded Plato clutched his proverbial pearls in despair, “What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild [...]

Dolly acknowledging inspiring young women

Inspiring young women, competitive eating, runaways, how alcohol and smoking harm girls’ skins: some helpful articles in Dolly November 2012 Melinda Tankard Reist Two issues of Dolly in a row (last one here http://melindatankardreist.com/2012/09/girl-watch-mag-mtr-commends-dolly-is-the-world-about-the-end/) about which I’ve found some positive things to say. Perhaps it’s time for Generation Next to find a new reviewer? ‘Dolly [...]

By |2012-11-20T21:36:57+11:00November 12th, 2012|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Learning to Drive – The Social Media Way

Another week, another call for social media to be part of the Australian schooling curriculum. For what it’s worth I wholeheartedly endorse any approach that is more proactive and meaningful to the way we currently address social media in schools. Imagine for a second if we taught our teenagers to drive a car in the [...]