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Fortnite Addiction is Forcing Kids into Video Game Rehab

Debbie Vitany is fighting a losing battle against Fortnite. Her 17-year-old son, Carson, has been logging 12 hours a day on the video game, searching for weapons and resources in a post-apocalyptic world where the goal is being the last person standing. Teachers complain he falls asleep in class and his grades have plummeted. "We'd [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:43:44+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Am I Normal? The Top Five Problems Raised by Teens

Navigating life as a teenager can be hard, and when you need support, asking for it can be the biggest challenge. One tool - an app called MeeTwo - offers a way to seek help from behind a screen. It allows users to post questions anonymously and get answers from their peers and from undergraduate [...]

By |2018-10-15T17:10:36+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Almost half of the poorer mental health we see in teenagers with a disability is due to bullying, our new research shows. If we could stop the high levels of bullying that adolescents with a disability experience, we could make a big difference to their health, learning and wellbeing. So school anti-bullying programs need to [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:39:45+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Canberra to Fall Short on School Psychologists, Despite Three-Year Hiring Effort

Canberra will not have enough school psychologists to meet the demand of students with mental health issues by the time it has finished hiring in 2020. Last year, the ACT Government committed to employ an additional 20 school psychologists over three years — one of the recommendations made in the Shaddock review, the report launched [...]

National Report Reveals Widespread Bullying, Assaults and Suicide Taunts

More than 56 per cent of students with disabilities had experienced bullying over a 12-month period, a national survey has found. The survey, by Children and Young People with Disability Australia, revealed students experienced a range of bullying including being punched, kicked, headbutted, cyberbullied, spat on and having food or rocks thrown at them. Some [...]

By |2018-06-18T16:55:32+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rapid Rise in Mass School Shootings

A shooting is defined as a "mass shooting" when four or more people are killed (excluding the shooter). Sporadic school shootings have occurred at various points in the history of the US. For example, in 1940 a junior high school principal killed six adults including the school's district business manager. No similar mass shootings occurred [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:27:23+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

National Day of Action Against Violence and Bullying

The Prime Minister's invitation to principals to tackle bullying is welcome on this National Day of Action against Violence and Bullying. "Bullying and violence has no place in Australia," Mr Turnbull said when announcing extra funding to schools to tackle the problem. His interest is welcome. It may be an inconvenient truth, but bullying is [...]

By |2018-03-19T16:56:03+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Lessons About Gambling Risks Piloted in British Schools

Lessons about the risks of gambling have been trialled in secondary schools in an attempt to address high levels of gambling among school-age children. Around 25,000 children in the UK are currently classed as problem gamblers, with one recent survey finding that one in six 11-to-15-year-olds admitted to gambling in the last week. Yet according to the cross-party thinktank [...]

By |2018-03-19T14:27:12+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Gambling|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Schools Grapple With Technology

The television ads for children's shoes and stationery tell us it's back-to-school time, bringing with it the thorny perennial public wrangling about equity and government funding. There will also be much time and attention devoted to the growing debate about the role of selective schools. If NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes intends pursuing changes to [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:21:39+00:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Positive Attitude Toward Math Improves Achievement

For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject. In a study of elementary school students, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that having a positive attitude about math was connected to better function of the hippocampus, an important [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:22:27+00:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments