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Whatever it takes: striving for a culture of student engagement

Margaret Gurney, Assistant Director-General, State Schools Operations at Queensland’s Department of Education, shares insights from her role leading the #whateverittakes initiative in Far North Queensland. She reflects on how those insights are relevant to all educational leaders who strive to support every child to succeed at school. Read more

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eSafety sets a framework for A+ online safety education

By Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner

As we celebrate the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s Biggest Online Safety Lesson today, it is timely to reflect on the importance of online safety education and the lessons learnt from our recent time in lockdown — particularly around 21st century education. Read more

Providing support when it’s needed most

Mental health issues among young people are becoming all too commonplace, with the number of children and teenagers affected increasing at an alarming rate. A series of evidence-based seminars by Generation Next aim to highlight this issue and equip educators with the tools and knowledge to support students when they need it.  Read more

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Boys and body image

When it comes to body image and eating disorders, much of the research and focus is centred around girls. But as National Manager of Prevention Services at The Butterfly Foundation Danni Rowlands explains, it’s an issue that’s affecting boys too – at a growing rate.

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How to help young people, according to young people

Kareem El-Ansary, 2019 Youth Representative to the United Nations, completed a marathon listening tour last year. The issues raised were as varied as the young people themselves, but one key message remained constant: better supporting young people starts with listening more.

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