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'Fuelling a mental health crisis': Instagram worst social network for young people's mental health

Instagram has been ranked as the worst social networking app when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, according to a new survey …

Mental Health

Save Our Slang

G'day 'Straya,<p>I’m tryin’ ta’ get everyday Aussies like you and me speakin’ the beautiful language that made our country great.<p>That’s right, I’m …

Vocabulary

Classroom Apps – Recommendations for Teachers

Join @AvraRachel or @Mr_Sondgeroth this summer to up your Google game! #ettgoogle https://t.co/2AP9NVRK84 #gsuite… https://t.co/moWLdEcOg3<p>Adobe …

Apps

What Gogglebox tells us about how English is spoken in Australia

​The premise of <i>Gogglebox</i> may sound shallow to many: a TV show where you watch people watching TV. Yet the Australian incarnation of the British-born …

108. Formal and Informal Words

.<p><b>REMOVE = TAKE AWAY</b><p>Many informal English words have a Latin-derived formal synonym<p>.<p>Sometimes the difference between two words of similar meaning is …

ABED :: What is Aboriginal English like, and how would you recognise it?

• Home<br>• Aboriginal English<br>• What is Aboriginal English like, and how would you recognise it?<p>What is Aboriginal English like, and how would you recognise it?<p>…

Young People Need To Hear About Porn Before They See It

Porn is not new. But it has never been so accessible. For young people growing up online, porn is difficult to avoid. Like it or not, porn has become …

Relationships

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It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, …

Tyger

Lemon Andersen performs "Please don't take my Air Jordans"

Top 10 Uses of Foreshadowing in Movies

Want to improve school results? Improve students' wellbeing

Teenage mental health is one of the most critical social issues of our time. One in four young Australians is currently experiencing mental health …

Education

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

Pedagogy

Film Theory: How to SURVIVE the Hunger Games pt. 1

The American Academy Of Pediatrics Just Changed Their Guidelines On Kids And Screen Time

For years, the American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) has adopted an on/off switch mentality when it comes to children and screen time. It used to recommend that children, ages two and under, have absolutely no exposure to screens. For older kids, the AAP recommended limiting ‘screen time’ to just …

Parenting

How to win an argument with a teenager

Learn about the hypothalamus reaction and don’t be afraid to engage in a row<p><b>1</b> <b>One thing that’s hard to understand</b> – for parents and teenagers – is the hypothalamus reaction. This is when you get an extreme reaction that can happen quickly, in reaction to very little or even nothing. This explains …

Wuthering Heights: Who is Heathcliff?

Wuthering Heights: Violence and cruelty

Shakespeare 400 | Culture | The Guardian

<b>Letters:</b> Perhaps there are trace elements of even earlier times than Ovid that he brought to the stage<p>Published: 1:31 PM<p>Peter Capaldi, Ruth Wilson and Dominic West among actors in short films of Shakespeare’s plays to be shown in London, Liverpool and around the world<p>Published: 1:28 PM<p>From films …

William Shakespeare

Australia's first children's newspaper launches

Diya Mehta is Australia's youngest political correspondent. At 14, she's already knocked off exclusives with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Labor …

No. of Words

The Number of Words in the English Language<p><b>The English Language WordClock: 1,005,366</b><p><b>The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June</b> …

Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices

<b>Dust Echoes</b> is a series of twelve beautifully animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country …

Six ways good parents contribute to their child's anxiety

Kids have it hard these days.<p>It doesn't seem like it when they're playing on their $500 tech gadgets, but they do. Twenty-first century living is …

No time to meditate? Try this mindfulness exercise instead

Standing in a long line at Opera Bar and I figure I've got two options: get annoyed that the person at the counter keeps changing their mind and is …

Don't worry, be happy: how kids bounce back

Ten-year-olds are at the top of their game, it's the time in their lives they are most likely to feel happy, confident and ready to take on the …

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

THE other morning, I woke up and brewed a cup of Mindful Lotus tea ($6 for 20 bags). On the subway, I loaded the Headspace app on my iPhone and followed a guided mindfulness exercise ($13 a month for premium content). Later in the day, I dropped by Mndfl, a meditation studio in Greenwich Village …

Mindfulness

The seven stages of being a teenage girl

In her final year of school, Ruby Leonard is trying to keep everyone around her happy: parents, teachers, coaches, friends, and her body that wants …

Should you stalk your child's smartphone?

With smartphones, handhelds and wi-fi hotspots everywhere, keeping an eye over your child's shoulder on the home computer is so last century. Instead …

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

<b>Stephen Nowicki</b><p>Students in the study looked at photos and were tested on their ability to recognize the emotions of those pictured.<p>Children’s social …

Psychology

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0:11 We are losing our listening. We spend roughly 60 percent of our communication time listening, but we're not very good at it. We retain just 25 …

Headphones