teen safety

Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely
Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research shows perceptual judgment, motor skills not fully developed until age 14. For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side ... Read More »

Vaccination and alternative medicine
Vaccination and alternative medicine (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood immunisation has been one of the last century’s most successful public health measures. Yet, for some, vaccination remains a highly politicised and contentious issue. Naturopath, academic and former nurse Jon Wardle reveals how his latest research project is set ... Read More »

1 in 3 Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver’s License
1 in 3 Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver’s License (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) finds 1 in 3 adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. The vast majority of teens with ASD who receive ... Read More »

New centre set to create safer communities for women and children
New centre set to create safer communities for women and children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first and only Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead research into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and how the health sector can respond. The CRE was officially launched ... Read More »

Creating safer communities for women and children
Creating safer communities for women and children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first and only Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead research into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and how the health sector can respond. The CRE was officially launched ... Read More »

One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients
One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise, with almost three-quarters of these children repeat clients, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia 2015–16, shows that over ... Read More »

L-platers needed for driving behaviour research
L-platers needed for driving behaviour research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A USC academic is conducting research to better understand how driving behaviours change when young motorists progress from having L-plates to P-plates. Senior Research Fellow Dr Bridie Scott-Parker said while learner drivers were involved in relatively few incidents on the ... 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 »

Teen girls flout online rules with friends (or BFFL)
Teen girls flout online rules with friends (or BFFL) (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Griffith University study into teen girls’ online behaviour has found they understand the rules of cybersafety but choose to flout those rules, especially when communicating with close friends. Dr Roberta Thompson from the School of Education & Professional Studies surveyed 130 13-year-old Queensland ... Read More »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

 
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