teen safety

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 »

Parents Part of the Problem in Distracted Teen Driving
Parents Part of the Problem in Distracted Teen Driving August 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on mobile phones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. Researchers interviewed ... Read More »

Predicting teen suicide
Predicting teen suicide August 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health practitioners will be better equipped to predict self-harm or suicide attempts in adolescents as a result of a University of Queensland study on psychosis in young people. The UQ Centre for Clinical Research’s Associate Professor James Scott said the ... Read More »

Doping in athletes as young as 12
Doping in athletes as young as 12 August 5, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The use of performance enhancing drugs is prevalent and unmonitored in junior elite athletes as young as 12, according to research co-authored by the University of Canberra and Griffith University. The three-year study, in which more than 900 athletes aged ... Read More »

Ballet dancers face high risk of injury
Ballet dancers face high risk of injury July 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Ballet dancers are exposed to a high risk of injury compared to other adolescent athletes, a study shows. The study, co-authored by Christina Ekegren from Monash University, involved more than 260 elite ballet students from three pre-professional ballet schools in London.  The ... Read More »

Drink walkers do it because their mates think it’s okay
Drink walkers do it because their mates think it’s okay July 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found. Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland(CARRS-Q), said ... Read More »







 
 
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