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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

Facebook Stalking

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Above: Nona Belomesoff, 18, of Cecil Hills is missing after meeting up with Facebook strangers. Source
A teenage girl disappeared on Wednesday, May 12 after meeting up with two men she was introduced to on Facebook, according to news reports. Nona Belomesoff allegedly met her new Facebook friends at Leumeah in Sydney’s south-west and hasn’t been [...]

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Tags: Media · Strangers · social media

Does This Campaign Speak To You?

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

If you’ve been reading this blog you’ll already know my view on alcohol and teenagers. It’s a view that is at odds with the findings presented in the new Drinkwise TVC.
While I don’t advocate plying them with drink before the legal age of 18, I’ve always believed that if you don’t make it mysterious and [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Education · Media

Mood Swings? Whatever!

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments

I caught the ‘moods’ episode of Whatever! The Science Of Teens on the ABC tonight. There was a huge emphasis on depression and its causes.
We all know that teenagers experience vast mood swings (and due to proximity, we do too), but I had no idea that psychologists consider the ‘downs’ to be as important to [...]

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Tags: Depression · Education · Media · Relationships

“…But What About The Mental Mother?”

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Ok, I didn’t shy from castigating the obviously deranged mother of the 14 -year-old girl who was subjected to unforgivable humiliation on live radio because I’m a mother too (or any other similarly lame reason).
Again it goes without saying that no sane parent would do that to their own child. If DOCS hasn’t arrived to [...]

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Tags: Media · sex

Protest Against Voyeurism Of Underage Sex By Boycotting

July 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

By request, I am weighing into the Kyle and Jackie O debate re: the 14-year-old girl who was quizzed on her sexual experiences while plugged in to a lie detector, on their morning radio program.
It’s pretty obvious really. You don’t subject an underage child to public questioning about sex. The fact that it transpired [...]

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Tags: Media · sex

Should I Be Allowing My 15-y-o To View An Erect Penis At The Movies?

July 11th, 2009 · No Comments

@ Yahoo!7 Video

Above: Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno
My 15-year-old son and his mates went to see Bruno yesterday. His review? “Cruder than Borat and not as funny. But still very funny.”
An erect penis and bare breasts apparently attracted a lot of laughs. A twenty-something colleague described it as “soft porn”. Bruno is rated MA, [...]

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Tags: Culture · Media · Prejudices · sex

Use Youtube To Tell Your Teenagers About Iran

June 28th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s never been so easy to spread the word about an injustice – even when the tyranny is occurring in a country with a government that chooses to control what the rest of the world sees, hears or reads about it.
Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, bloggers have cut across the secrecy in Iran as protesters have filmed [...]

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Tags: Education · Media · Technology · Violence

Top 20 Internet Acronyms

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s no secret that teenagers speak a different language to the rest of society. The website Livia Web Protection offers information that will alarm even the most relaxed parent.
A LiviaWeb Twitter post announced today that “40% of kids between 10-17 have seen online pornography in the past year 2/3 of those exposures are unwanted [...]

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Tags: Media · Motivation · Technology · sex

Giving Drugs A Glamour Makeover On Film

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Above: author of Twelve, Nick McDonell
Next year’s movie du jour for your teenager will undoubtedly be Twelve.
Starring Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford in the lead role as the drug-dealing prep school dropout White Mike, behind-the-scenes images of the usually clean-cut star in ‘messed-up’ mode are already doing the rounds of teenage fan sites, such as [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Drugs · Heroes · Media · sex