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Teen girls flout online rules with friends (or BFFL)
Teen girls flout online rules with friends (or BFFL) August 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Griffith University study into teen girls’ online behaviour has found they understand the rules of cybersafety but choose to flout those rules, especially when communicating with close friends. Dr Roberta Thompson from the School of Education & Professional Studies surveyed 130 13-year-old Queensland ... Read More »

Online gaming can boost school scores
Online gaming can boost school scores August 24, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results, according to new research from RMIT. But school students who visit Facebook or chat sites every day are more likely to fall behind in maths, reading and ... Read More »

Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families
Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families August 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

At-risk young people and their families benefit from a ground-breaking initiative across education, health and community service providers, according to recent Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. The evaluation of the innovative Family Referral Service (FRS) in Schools initiative in the ... Read More »

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD
College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD August 21, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published ... Read More »

Predicting academic achievement from DNA
Predicting academic achievement from DNA August 19, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists from King’s College London have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone. This is the strongest prediction from DNA of a behavioural measure to date. The research shows that a genetic score comprising ... Read More »

Good girl identity is No.1 for teens online
Good girl identity is No.1 for teens online August 18, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian teenage girls value friendships more than anything else in their everyday online interactions, with the most sought after identity being the “good girl”. A Griffith University PhD study of 130 13-year-old Queensland girls’ online habits and participation found that ... Read More »

So, you are sending your child to uni?
So, you are sending your child to uni? August 17, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents are being urged to take an active interest in helping their children investigate university study. Charles Sturt University (CSU) prospective student advisor, Ms Katy Fardell, believes that a parent helping their child to research their options, helps prepare them ... Read More »

Teaching teens the truth about alcohol
Teaching teens the truth about alcohol August 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High school students are being challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages. The media literacy program, known as Game Changer+, will be introduced in selected ... Read More »

One-third of students report elevated psychological distress
One-third of students report elevated psychological distress August 14, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than one in three, an estimated 328,000, Ontario students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Girls are twice as likely as boys ... Read More »

Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado
Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado August 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The legalisation of recreational marijuana in Colorado was associated with both increased hospital visits and cases at a regional poison center because of unintentional exposure to the drug by children, suggesting effective preventive measures are needed as more states consider ... Read More »







 
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