teen safety

Young people speak out about cyberbullying
Young people speak out about cyberbullying April 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A national crowdsourcing campaign led by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) is giving young Australians the opportunity to share their opinions about cyberbullying. Digital Jigsaw has been launched to help inform the Federal Government’s work on improving online safety ... Read More »

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends
Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends March 28, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn’t. Even though the first teen eventually leaves the gang, years later he or she is not only ... Read More »

Teen Concussions Increase Risk for Depression
Teen Concussions Increase Risk for Depression January 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “What this study suggests is ... Read More »

Tips to Healthy Swimming
Tips to Healthy Swimming January 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Follow the helpful tips below for healthier swimming in Western Australia’s rivers and beaches. 1. Avoid swimming after heavy rainfall (>10mm). After heavy rainfall (>10mm) rain collects pollutants from our streets, gardens and farms, before it flushes into our ocean ... Read More »

Drivers Engaged in Other Tasks About 10% of the Time
Drivers Engaged in Other Tasks About 10% of the Time January 10, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Drivers eat, reach for the phone, text, or otherwise take their eyes off the road about 10% of the time they are behind the wheel, according to a study using video technology and in-vehicle sensors. Risks of distracted driving were ... Read More »

Conversations on Sex Lacking Between Doctors and Teens
Conversations on Sex Lacking Between Doctors and Teens January 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Doctors are missing a prime opportunity to share information about sex with their teenage patients by failing to broach the subject during checkups, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The study, published Dec. 30, 2013, in JAMA Pediatrics, found that ... Read More »

Young state care leavers a crime risk
Young state care leavers a crime risk December 26, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Victorian study has found that young people transitioning out of state care are at greater risk of entering the youth justice system than other young people. Associate Professor Philip Mendes, Director of the Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research ... Read More »

Minority parents fear for kids online
Minority parents fear for kids online December 3, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nearly all parents agree — when their children go online, stranger danger is their biggest safety concern, followed closely by exposure to pornography, violent content and bullying, according to a collaborative study between researchers at Northwestern University and Microsoft Research. ... Read More »

Child sexual abuse via the Internet on the rise
Child sexual abuse via the Internet on the rise November 11, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is widespread in Switzerland, experienced by almost two in five girls and one in six boys. The majority of victims are abused by juvenile perpetrators and do not disclose the abuse. Today, the most ... Read More »

Neurocognitive testing more accurate than self-reporting when assessing concussion recovery in cheerleaders
Neurocognitive testing more accurate than self-reporting when assessing concussion recovery in cheerleaders August 24, 2013 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Concussions have become a major public health issue, with both short- and long-term side effects.  In sports, cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic injury, with some studies reporting approximately 6% of total injuries as concussions. Return-to-play guidelines have relied ... Read More »







 
 
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