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Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I'm Warning My Kids About Sadfishing And You Should Too

5 min read

We’ve all seen it: a friend on social media tweeting or posting status updates bursting with tantalising cryptic vagueness.

Charles O'Grady

Charles O'Grady

Here’s What’s Missing From The Moral Panic Over Trans Kids

5 min read

An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.

National

National

Powerful Anti-Bullying Video Released In Honour Of Dolly Everett

3 min read

It has been more than 18 months since Dolly Everett died by suicide after she was relentlessly bullied by her peers. Now, a powerful video hopes to amplify her voice. 

News

News

Tourists Warned After Rockslide Kills Teen, Injures Four Others

1 min read

A 14-year-old girl was killed after rocks fell on to the roof of her family's car in Montana, shattering the back windshield.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Why My Kids Call Me 'Captain Sparkle'

3 min read

For children of the 1980s, '9 1/2 Weeks' was a raunchy movie released in 1986 starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.

World

World

Baffling Disappearance Of Teenage Girl From Family's Hotel Room

2 min read

The British family of a teenager missing in Malaysia are frantically searching for her after she vanished from her hotel room.

Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore

How ‘Survivor’ Helped Me Survive High School

4 min read

There was a moment in the latest episode of Australian Survivor that stuck with me long after the credits rolled.

World

World

Revealed: Why British Tourist Lied About Gang Rape By 12 Men

2 min read

A British teenager who claimed she was raped by 12 men has revealed why she fabricated the story.

Milovan Savic & Kath Albury

Milovan Savic & Kath Albury

Your Kid Is On This Social Media App But You've Probably Never Heard Of It

5 min read

It' one of the fastest growing social media platforms on the planet, with more than 500 million active users. Only YouTube, Facebook and Instagram boast more.

Nama Winston

Nama Winston

Banning Social Media For Kids Would Be As Dangerous As Banning Sex Education

4 min read

Australian journalist Emma Alberici told the ABC this week that kids under the age of 16 should be banned from using social media, because 16 is the age of consent, legal marriage, and driving.

World

World

Teen Suffering Anxiety Cruelly Doused With Juice On Prom Night

3 min read

A teenager who suffers anxiety has been the target of a cruel bully, who doused her with juice on her prom night, ruining her dress and turning what was meant to be a magical evening into a nightmare.

Tanya Hennessy

Tanya Hennessy

'Harry Potter' Is Proof J.K. Rowling Knows Nothing About Teenagers

3 min read

I might be the only 'Harry Potter' fan who is annoyed by the announcement that J.K. Rowling is releasing four brand new stories in the magical series.

National

National

Shocking Video Shows Teenage Girls Telling Classmate To Kill Herself

2 min read

A video of two girls severely bullying a classmate and encouraging her to kill herself is circulating on social media.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

As Festival Deaths Climb, How Do I Talk To My Teenagers About Drugs?

6 min read

I have no idea how to be a parent.

Movies

Movies

Devoted 'Nancy Drew' Fans Divided Over New Film Trailer

1 min read

Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the movie is based on Carolyn Keene's 1930 book 'Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase'.

The Project

The Project

Teen Calls Cops On Father For Taking Away Her Phone

1 min read

In what has to be the silliest revenge-hungry decision ever, a teenager in Ohio has called the cops on her dad after he confiscated her phone.

News

News

Screen Time Is No Worse For Teens Than Eating Potatoes

2 min read

New research has found computer screens, tablets and smartphones have almost no effect on a child's well-being.

World

World

'We Will Not Send Anyone To Their Death': Thai Officials Won't Deport Saudi Teenager

3 min read

Thai officials have announced they will not send a young Saudi woman who is seeking asylum in Australia back to Saudi Arabia.

National

National

How Young Is Too Young To Teach Kids About Sexual Assault?

4 min read

Should we be teaching kids about sexual assault, or are we forcing them into a cycle of fear?

World

World

Poor Teens In Indonesia Are Getting High Off Menstrual Pads

2 min read

A disturbing trend for years with homeless young people is now under a global spotlight.

Luke van Ratingen

Luke van Ratingen

I Am A Teenager. Here's What I Worry About.

4 min read

When people think of teenagers and what they worry about, the clichés are laid on thick.

World

World

Teen Girl Pushed Off Bridge Into River, Breaks Five Ribs

1 min read

A deleted YouTube video shows the 16-year-old hesitating to jump -- before she's pushed.

National

National

The Complicated Minefield Of Tackling Childhood Obesity

2 min read

Without data childhood obesity will never be completely understood.

Views

Views

6 Nightmare Habits That Are Ruining Teenagers' Sleep

4 min read

Top tips to keep your teen from turning into a daytime zombie.