teenager behaviour

Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids
Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids July 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

National Children’s Commissioner from the Australian Human Rights Commission, Megan Mitchell says children’s sense of connection to a nurturing school community can offer protection from risky adolescent behaviours. In a speech to be presented by UniSA’s Hawke Centre to launch ... 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 »

Families can play key role against bullying
Families can play key role against bullying July 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone. The findings, to be published in the journal Behavior Therapy, show that parents can actively help their children ... Read More »

Project to help mother-daughter communication
Project to help mother-daughter communication June 26, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology project aims to take the angst out of adolescence for mothers and daughters across the region. The latest stage of the Knowing You Knowing Me research project, which has been running for several ... Read More »

Study on teens aims to reduce school sitting time
Study on teens aims to reduce school sitting time June 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children from the Illawarra are being asked to participate in a unique Australian study that will investigate ways to reduce sitting time in the adolescent school day in order to increase energy, boost concentration and improve overall health. The Early ... Read More »

Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs
Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs June 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More Australians, particularly children and adolescents, are using psychotropic drugs, a University of Sydney study examining prescribing patterns shows. The study examined trends across a four-year period from the start of 2009. Its results show Australia has one of the ... Read More »

An SMS a day keeps the doctor away
An SMS a day keeps the doctor away June 19, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Habit-based messages by text message or email have proven to increase the fruit consumption of young adults according to Australian research. The study by researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychology and School of Sport Science, Exercise, and Health compared the ... Read More »

Gaming for good: Developing computer games with a sense of altruism
Gaming for good: Developing computer games with a sense of altruism June 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Melbourne-based community organisation is working with Deakin University Information Technology students to develop a new computer game that rewards altruistic ‘upstanding’ behaviour and helps develop conflict resolution and bullying prevention skills. Creating A Safe Supportive Environment’s (CASSE) ‘Peaceful Schools ... Read More »

Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm
Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm June 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

headspace says early identification and intervention is key to reducing self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people. In its submission to the national review into the topic, headspace makes a number of recommendations that aim to increase timely access to ... Read More »

70% of Aussie teenagers sleep deprived: behavioural and health implications
70% of Aussie teenagers sleep deprived: behavioural and health implications May 25, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Seven in every 10 Australian teenagers suffer from sleep deprivation, but virtually none see a doctor to treat the problem. This worrying statistic has inspired specialists at Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney to launch the country’s first-ever inter-disciplinary ... Read More »







 
 
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