teen safety

Checklist for advising children about safe use of social media
Checklist for advising children about safe use of social media April 18, 2015 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents wanting to help their children use social media safely should advise them: To set privacy so that only friends can see the information they add. Not to add people to their social network that you don’t know and trust ... Read More »

Social Media: A guide for parents
Social Media: A guide for parents April 18, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Introduction Social networking is increasingly popular and interacting using online social media has become an important part of children’s and adolescents’ lives. The majority of Australian children use social media and use increases in older age groups. Amongst 8-11 year ... Read More »

Irregular sleeping pattern may affect how teens eat
Irregular sleeping pattern may affect how teens eat March 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Day-to-day changes in how long your teen sleeps at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting. Penn State researchers looked at data on 342 teenagers and ... Read More »

I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence support
I-DECIDE: Women urged to seek online domestic violence support March 11, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Female participants aged between 16 and 50 are being asked to try I-DECIDE, the first Australian online interactive tool designed to provide practical and confidential support to victims of domestic violence. The website has been developed by a team led ... Read More »

Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age
Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age February 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended ... Read More »

Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training
Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training February 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimised after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a new study. The effects persisted over a three-month period following the training, ... Read More »

New sex education kit free to schools
New sex education kit free to schools January 31, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A unique sex-education resource will be released to schools across Australia next week in response to alarming research that shows more than 40% of teens do not use condoms when they have sex. Despite sex education currently being taught in ... Read More »

Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC’s recommended age
Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC’s recommended age January 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended age to ... Read More »

Alcohol Apps aimed at young
Alcohol Apps aimed at young January 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Apps with names like “Let’s get Wasted!” and “Drink Thin” have led a James Cook University Professor to call for Government action on alcohol advertising on mobile devices. JCU’s Professor Lynne Eagle led a team studying free apps involving alcohol ... Read More »

Community-based program for troubled teens halves crime rates
Community-based program for troubled teens halves crime rates January 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An innovative community based program aimed at engaging and upskilling troubled teenagers has halved juvenile crime rates in Armidale NSW over a seven year period, new research from UNSW, University of New England and the Hunter Medical Research Institute has ... Read More »







 
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