We accept the daily toll of road deaths and injuries as the price we pay to be able to drive everywhere, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
New Victorian Child Safe Standards make organisations that work with children and young people legally responsible for their well-being. But what does this mandatory requirement mean in practice?
Many personnel leave for family reasons. The increases in retention and recruitment needed to boost ADF numbers by 30% require drastic policy changes to limit the impacts on children’s lives.
A major survey shows learning to read for pleasure can help children and their communities in many ways, but the field remains under-studied and under-resourced.
Research from Meta and some scientists shows no harm from social media, but other research and whistleblower testimony show otherwise. Seemingly contradictory, both can be right.
Too much time studying isn’t good for you or your grades. The challenge is to find the best balance of study, sleep and other activity to improve learning without compromising well-being.
A widely reported study didn’t ring any alarm bells for children’s increasing screen time, but neither did it give heavy use of devices the all-clear.
If we look after children’s well-being, not only will their learning benefit but also the skills they gain to help them manage life’s challenges will endure beyond the pandemic.
A focus on ‘catching up’ implies a deficit on the part of pupils.
Afternoon breaks are being cut in UK schools but simply making this time more meaningful could have better benefits for children.
Through a play day filled with choices at the beach with supportive adults, unexpected challenges and social experiences all help children to build far more than sand castles.
School ‘well-being dogs’ could help to reduce stress and make children happier.
School’s out – but are the holidays equally enjoyable for all young people, or a time when inequality is magnified?