child safety

Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water
Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings. Inflatable air loungers are fabric tubes that are inflated to form a lounge or bed. They can be used as an alternative ... Read More »

Parents urged to #talkb4sharing pictures of children
Parents urged to #talkb4sharing pictures of children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Digital safety experts from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and Western Sydney University have partnered in an education initiative urging parents to talk to their children before posting images, including their back to school images, online. Sharing photos ... Read More »

Helping children find their “voice”
Helping children find their “voice” (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

When children report on disturbing events – such as child sexual abuse – how does society respond? This is one of many important questions that was discussed at an ambitious public symposium at The University of Melbourne. Children’s Voices in ... Read More »

Video games – a moral game changer?
Video games – a moral game changer? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With 98% of Australian households with children having at least one form of video game, it not only seems logical but indeed ethical that we discuss the moral content of videogames. A recent paper by Macquarie University researchers challenges the ... Read More »

Penalties of $500,000 for non-compliant children’s nightwear
Penalties of $500,000 for non-compliant children’s nightwear (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Federal Court has ordered Ozsale Pty Ltd (Ozsale) pay penalties totalling $500,000 for supplying children’s nightwear which did not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard. Ozsale sold over 200 non-compliant garments to Australian consumers and had over 11,000 ... Read More »

One-day beach safety course saves young lives
One-day beach safety course saves young lives (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Primary-school aged children who undertake a one-day beach safety awareness program can potentially save their own lives as well as others according to a Griffith University study. “Drowning is among the 10 leading causes of death of children and young ... Read More »

Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of school bullying has reduced in recent years and schools are responding positively to the problem, but a report from the University of South Australia reveals it remains a serious issue and more work is needed at a ... Read More »

Harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of five decades of research
Harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of five decades of research (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behaviour, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking by experts at ... Read More »

Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence
Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Far greater investment in training programs designed specifically to raise awareness of the harms experienced by children exposed to family violence is needed, according to new research. A research team from the University of Tasmania’s schools of Health Sciences and ... Read More »

Whole-of-government approach to family violence offers hope
Whole-of-government approach to family violence offers hope (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Social work and human services lecturers Dr Andreia Schineanu and Ms Robin Harvey in the CSU School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Wagga Wagga say addressing family and domestic violence needs a whole-of-government approach rather than relying on the ... Read More »

 
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