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Sex, Lies & Our Young Men

October 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

When rugby league player Brett Stewart was acquitted of sexual assault yesterday, his family, friends and fans were no doubt thankful that our judicial system had done its job.
In March 2009 a 17-year-old woman accused Stewart of digital rape. He protested his innocence amid a highly public he said/she said media circus but had [...]

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Tags: Law · Media · Relationships · Sport · Violence · sex

Time To Shock Teens Out Of Text-Driving

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Above: Texting while Driving U.K. Ad
When I saw this ad on a news programme last week, I was captivated by its horror and immediately became an advocate for it being shown to Australian teenagers. But there’s a view that it may be too confronting for children to see.
In my view it’s exactly the [...]

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Tags: Education · Law · Rules

When Your Teen Wants Piercings In Places That Make You Wince

May 1st, 2009 · No Comments

A friend shared the story of her daughter’s body piercing with me today and it made me feel uneasy. The 15-year-old wanted her belly button pierced and her mother felt powerless to object against this apparent act of rebellion. So she did what any modern day parent of a teenager would do and drove [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Grooming · Health · Law · Parental Bonding