teen safety

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 (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 age to ... Read More »

Alcohol Apps aimed at young
Alcohol Apps aimed at young January 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Children & Alcohol
Children & Alcohol December 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Transcript Children, teenagers and alcohol is something that does exercise our minds, particularly as the holiday season approaches. Hi, I’m Doctor Joe. It’s probably fair to say it’s something that exercises our minds at any time of year. And interestingly, ... Read More »

Schoolies fun not about binge drinking
Schoolies fun not about binge drinking December 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An up-and-coming generation of school-leavers is increasingly aware of the potential dangers of binge-drinking at events like Schoolies. A Griffith University research project involving more than 2200 Year 10 students has raised the alert at 14 Catholic high schools in ... Read More »

Fewer young people in sentenced detention
Fewer young people in sentenced detention December 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There was a small but steady decline in the number of young people in sentenced detention in Australia between 2010 and 2014, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The number of ... Read More »

Sexpert Q/A – Sexting in Teens
Sexpert Q/A – Sexting in Teens November 29, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question My sixteen year old son left his mobile phone lying in reach of his three year old brother the other day. When I rescued it, the first thing I saw on the screen was a topless photo of ... Read More »

Digital junk: Unhealthy brands using Facebook to target young people
Digital junk: Unhealthy brands using Facebook to target young people October 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

World-first research by the University of Sydney reveals that junk food brands are engaging with young Facebook users to promote unhealthy foods which can contribute to obesity and lifestyle diseases. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the new ... Read More »

Putting children first, when media sets its own rules
Putting children first, when media sets its own rules October 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In an age when a significant number of parents won’t let their child walk down the street to post a letter because of “stranger danger”, it’s ironic that many pay little attention while media organisations spend hours of one-to-one time ... Read More »

Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying
Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying September 13, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health. Background About 1 in 5 adolescents has experienced ... Read More »







 
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