Being the victim of trauma can trigger the onset of PTSD. But so can being violent against others – which means young people in gangs risk deep psychological scars.
Science shows that early starts can be bad for teenagers' health. Schools and universities would be better off starting at 10am.
Western societies are obsessed with body image – and it's stopping self-improvement.
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
Schoolies and New Year’s Eve see high visitor numbers in tourist spots like Byron Bay.
So-called 'party' towns like Byron Bay attract huge numbers of visitors for schoolies weeks and New Year's Eve – but sometimes at high cost to the young people who live there.
Local residents of St Andrews feel university growth has come at too high a cost – it's time for local councils and universities to overcome the divide between town and gown.
The royal commission has presented a socially and historically contextualised understanding of child sexual abuse.
By placing institutional abuse within its larger context, the royal commission has made the prevention and identification of child sex offending a collective responsibility.
It's not always easy to tell when someone's out to fool you on the internet, but there are some simple tools you can use.
Although they're at greater risk of violent crime, sexual harassment and suicide, smart-phone savvy young people can access extra support.
Each year the government runs a A$40 billion deficit, it increases the lifetime tax burden for households headed by a person aged 25 to 34 by A$10,000.
Unless the government is willing to increase taxes elsewhere to pay for tax cuts there will be longer-term costs for the budget and the economy. And younger Australians will wear these costs.
Locals use beauty in the battle to reclaim public space from the clutches of organised crime groups.
Paying the price.
Not-so-fun fact: more than half of 18- to 34-year-olds are in debt, owing over £8,000 each on average.
Jobs of the future will require emotional intelligence to complement the sophisticated machines we work with, so we need to equip young people with this vital skill
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Because some people find it difficult to comprehend...
Pushed too far?
The government has ignored this group for years, now it asks why they vote for the opposition.
Whose turn it it?
But how does it stay relevant in the world of Spotify and iTunes?
Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected.
Young people have a poor understanding of Australian democracy, which must be redressed by the education system if they are to become full citizens.
Dinner time at Harrogate’s army foundation college.
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What are the ethics of teaching children about the army as part of the national curriculum?
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.