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What NOT to say when your child is being bullied

There’s a lot of ‘conventional wisdom’ on the topic of bullying, but a lot of it can be wrong or even actively harmful. So, if your child confides in you that they're being bullied, it's worth thinking hard about the advice you give them. This article outlines some of the common responses to childhood bullying that indicate [...]

By |2019-09-23T18:03:15+10:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What working in a male prison taught me about mothering boys

Having your child end up in prison must be close to the ultimate fear for any parent. So it's natural that when the author of this article started running anger management groups with violent offenders in prison, she wanted to know how to help her sons avoid the same fate. Some of the things she [...]

By |2019-08-19T13:20:22+10:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

‘I Didn’t Take the Easy Way’: Curtis Cheng’s Son on Fighting Hate with Tolerance

Three years after the worst day of his life, Alpha Cheng picks his words with care. The 31-year old schoolteacher speaks out – sometimes. He talks about what he knows: racism, his friends and what happened to his father. In October 2015, Curtis Cheng was leaving work at Parramatta police station when he was shot [...]

By |2019-01-07T15:57:41+11:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Violence towards women in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 evokes toxic masculinity

-Jessamy Henricksen, CQUniversity Australia and Dr Marika Guggisberg, CQUniversity Australia It’s common practice in the world of gaming for serious video game players to upload videos of their gaming experiences to YouTube, usually for purposes of providing tips to other gamers, walkthroughs and highlights. Last month, the YouTube channel “Shirrako” uploaded a video capture of [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:27:34+11:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Technology, Uncategorized, Video|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Half of World’s Teens Experience Peer Violence in and around School – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 6 September 2018 – Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released by UNICEF today. An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools says that peer violence – measured as the number of children who report having been bullied in [...]

By |2018-09-10T10:31:52+10:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Staff Narrowly Prevent Child’s Suicide as Don Dale Reaches ‘Crisis Point’

Staff unions have described Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre as once again being consumed by a violent crisis. A series of violent incidents at the centre over the last month have not been made public by the Territory Government. "It's been at crisis point for quite a while now, and it needs to get [...]

Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health

When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on 14 February 2018 in Broward County, Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same thing happen to me? As researchers and clinicians who have studied the problem of violence over the past three decades, we have [...]

The Struggle to Predict and Prevent Toxic Masculinity

Terrie Moffitt has been trying to figure out why men are terrible for more than 25 years. Or, to calibrate: Why some men are really terrible - violent, criminal, dangerous - but most men are not. And, while she’s at it, how to tell which man is going to become which. A small number of people are responsible [...]

By |2018-02-26T17:02:16+11:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Abused Children More Likely To Be Seriously Ill As Adults

Flickr Images Children who suffer abuse, violence or other trauma at home are more likely to become seriously ill as adults, a report has concluded. The report, the first nationwide study of its kind produced by a public health body in the UK, argues that the reasons are not simply cyclical – that [...]

Talking Consent: Where We’re Going Wrong With Our Boys

Pixabay Images They're the frontline in domestic violence prevention, but new research reveals the major mistakes Australian parents are making when talking to their kids about healthy relationships. When it comes to discussing consent and identifying controlling behaviour in relationships, parents are talking to their teenage kids about the issues more, but they’re [...]