Sometimes an anonymous online forum is just what a teenager needs.
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A significant portion of teenagers' social development happens online. The risks are well known, but the benefits of peer support are often overlooked.
Being dismissed in real life is a key reason that people turn to online spaces for support.
Social media doesn't always offer comfort, but the space and support it can provide should be mirrored offline
Sometimes resistance – or rebellion – is the only way a child feels able to respond to a difficult situation.
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The pandemic has seen more children experience mental health troubles. Modelling compassion and fostering self-esteem will help
Children need a chance to rest and recharge this year more than ever.
Summer programmes should focus on physical activity, socialising, and being creative – not school work.
Social media often had a positive influence.
Our study showed that social media often had a positive influence on young people, motivating them to be healthier.
For years, it was thought the brain only grew during childhood, and changed very little thereafter.
Research on the brain's development could help explain why mental health problems often arise first during adolescence.
We now know a lot about what makes adults fall into conspiracy theories but investigations into how the pull in young people are only just beginning.
Sexual negotiation can be a difficult process. It's about reading body language as well as verbal cues, and respecting the wants and needs of your partner. Schools need to teach it early and often.
Taking part in sport at university can bring huge benefits.
Some young people feel their voices and experiences during the pandemic have not been heard.
Hand hygiene is important to fight COVID-19 but how can you do that without water.
African leaders can make strategies to fight COVID-19 more accessible to the people.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don't receive enough support from the education system.
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As research shows, divorce doesn't have to mean an unhappy childhood.
Nature is a promise of escape, a moment of relief and a relationship worth cherishing.
Young people don’t pay attention to government communication on COVID-19 because they don’t like being talked at rather than listened to.
Communicators must listen to the frustrations, fears and concerns of young people about COVID-19. Then they need to speak to them like human beings, rather than talk at them.
The bushfire royal commission is due to hand down its findings this week. Our research shows the fires left young people deeply worried about their future, and they need support.
The Queensland opposition wants an 8pm curfew for children under 14 and 10pm for those under 17, in Townsville and Cairns.
For man, social media is the only place they get their news.
Social media makes it easy to spread 'fake news'.
Talking about sex doesn’t have to be awkward.
Start early and choose teachable moments over a 'big talk'.