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Is Facebook turning a blind eye to rape pages?

According to Facebook their user terms and conditions are very clear for being eligible to open a Facebook page, firstly the person must be over 13 years of age, and then to protect all users they stipulate in their ‘safety’ section: Safety We do our best to keep Facebook safe, but we cannot guarantee it. [...]

Youth Film Competition: Get Ya Head Right 2012

“Get Ya Head Right 2012”  The Young People's Film Competition About Mental Health and Wellbeing. We invite you to participate in this new and unique event aimed at harnessing the natural talent of Australia’s young people to assist in maintaining the mental health and wellbeing of their peers. This is a great opportunity for young [...]

Britney's new music video: boundary between tween pop culture and adult porn culture blurred

Just when you thought it was safe to venture into the world of pop music again Britney Spears has launched herself back into the public arena with a new single Criminal. Making a spectacle of herself and her former agent and now boyfriend, Jason Trawick, she has reached a new low (actually she has reached [...]

Alcohol causes cancer: new data!

A study has suggested that women who frequently drink are up to 30% more at risk of developing cancer. As reported in the Medical Observer, the study found that high frequency drinking increased the risk of cancer in women, but the increased risk in men was linked to quantity, rather than frequency. The study took [...]

Digitise or not to digitise: that seems to be the dilemma

Essential Kids recently picked up on a website in America. Photoretouchinglab seems to have taken the art of airbrushing to an all new level. They are digitally enhancing family photos to the point where little of the original photo is left. All toddlers are gorgeous, it is their natural beauty, and the way they do [...]

iPod obsession: tuned in and switched off causes accidents

The recent release of Apple’s latest iPhone the 4S, saw hundreds queuing outside Apple stores before they had even opened. Many people, especially young people are constantly tuned into their iphones, ipods or mobile phones. But there is a dangerous down side to constantly being in touch with the world of technology. However it has [...]

Porn: naughty or nice?

It‘s a hot debate. There are those like Fiona Pattern, the convener of the Australian Sex Party, who says “like sex, porn is a fact of life we should get used to” and then there are the anti porn campaigners like Dr Abigail Bray* who says “Porn is not a right, it is destructive to [...]

Children with ADHD could benefit from Omega 3

Encouraging results have been found in a study of omega-3s for ADHD symptoms. The results showed “significant, but slight, improvement for one omega-3 fatty acid”. According to the study the reason for investigating the possibility that omega-3 could help children with ADHD is “Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and can alter central nervous system [...]

Too much too soon is destroying the childhood of many

A stand has been taken in the UK by leading academics, teachers, authors and charity leaders who have come together to urge the Government against what they say is an attack on children’s wellbeing and mental health due to the pressures of modern life. They have written to British newspaper The Telegraph asking the Government [...]

Book launch: Big Porn Inc

This important book launch firmly puts porn in its place and through a series of essays, documents the proliferation and normalization of pornography, the way it has become a global industry and its violence towards and degradation of women. Big Porn Inc is an exposé of the hidden realities of the global industry that promotes [...]