The good news is that most Australian children experience good mental health. Children also benefit when schools, parents and families focus on improving mental health and wellbeing. This attention improves learning outcomes in classrooms.
Teacher wellbeing is critical to student wellbeing and if we are serious about our children doing well we must cherish our teachers, writes Dr Sue Roffey. Read more
At some point most young people will sit down with their parents to have ‘the talk’. It’s not always easy, but learning about sex is an important conversation that every parent and child should have. Now it’s time to have The Other Talk.
Schoolkids are at risk of having their online activity tracked and monitored for targeted advertising by internet firms through free cloud based education services. Read more
A former South Australian student has been paid $40,000 by South Australia’s Education Department after suffering at the hands of a convicted sex offender employed at a regional school.
The 2009 settlement came three years before a different former student received $30,000 in alleged hush money from the department last year, after being wrongly accused of viewing hundreds of pornographic websites that his teacher had accessed.
A new study has suggested that educational status could help protect women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas fight obesity. Read more