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
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
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.
Dr Sharyn Burns from Curtin University discusses the complex nature of relationships and sexuality education and the need for ongoing training and professional development opportunities within this space.
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.
For young women, getting their first period is a natural part of growing up. But when it happens, many will avoid having the awkward conversation due to embarrassment – and that’s where Moxie’s Welcome to Periods boxes come in.