teen safety

Young drivers under the lens: could recording driver behaviour reduce road trauma?
Young drivers under the lens: could recording driver behaviour reduce road trauma? August 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mark Stevenson, Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the Melbourne School of Design, has been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant of $530,000 to study young drivers aged 18-25 across Victoria in a program set to revolutionise ... Read More »

Boredom blamed for young males risk driving
Boredom blamed for young males risk driving July 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young males are prone to boredom behind the wheel, according to a QUT road safety researcher who is looking to use gadgets and games behind the wheel to make risky drivers safer on the roads. Dr Ronald Schroeter, from QUT’s ... Read More »

Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes
Night driving restriction reduces young driver crashes June 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research. Published in Health Affairs, the study by researchers from Monash University and Harvard Medical School, shows that driving ... Read More »

Did the alcopops tax do the trick in reducing alcohol related harm?
Did the alcopops tax do the trick in reducing alcohol related harm? June 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Hospital emergency department presentations for young people significantly decreased following the introduction of the alcopops tax in 2008, according to a new UNSW-led study published in the journal BMC Public Health. The study is the first to examine the longer ... Read More »

Tackling secondary school homelessness
Tackling secondary school homelessness June 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that community service groups and schools need to work more closely together to assist and prevent homelessness in secondary school youth. The report, Couch Surfing Secondary Students: The Yarra Ranges Youth Homelessness Prevention Project, was ... Read More »

Sexting
Sexting May 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexting or sending sexually explicit content via mobile phones, social networking sites or other digital technologies, is common amongst teenagers. While it’s often a fairly normal expression of teenage sexuality, there are also considerable risks associated with sexting, because an image ... Read More »

All about sexting
All about sexting May 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexting is a new term which has received considerable attention in the Australian media recently. It has featured in news stories, television shows and movies. So what is sexting, how common is it amongst Australian teenagers and why do they ... Read More »

Sexting, teenagers and the Australian law
Sexting, teenagers and the Australian law May 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexting is often just a bit of fun in the eyes of Australian teenagers, but in the eyes of most State and Federal laws, when sexting involves an image of anyone under 18 years of age, it’s a serious criminal ... Read More »

Sexting a guide for parents
Sexting a guide for parents May 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexting, that is sending sexually explicit content using a computer or mobile phone, is fairly common for teenagers nowadays. However it’s a fairly confronting topic for most parents, whether they need to talk to and educate their teens about the ... Read More »

Parent checklist on sexting
Parent checklist on sexting May 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents wanting to help their teenagers avoid the risks of sexting should: Remember that sexting, like mobile phone and internet use more generally, is common for teenagers and can be a healthy form of sexual expression. Understand the technologies their ... Read More »







 
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