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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

When Your Child Stops Thinking You’re Perfect

April 29th, 2009 · No Comments

A former colleague of mine is bulimic, has been for a good 20 years, and her daughter is about to turn 13.
I’ve been wondering what she will say to her daughter when the child finally takes off her adoring glasses and sees her mum as skin and bones. It’s part of the disappointment of [...]

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Tags: Anxiety · Body Image · Education · Media

Is Your Teen’s School Up To Scratch?

April 17th, 2009 · No Comments

I’m all for greater transparency about our children’s education. So news that the Rudd Government is proposing a reporting model for schools that will allow governments, educators and parents to compare the capability of ‘like’ schools is certainly appealing. Aggregating this information on a public website will make it immediately accessible to all.
According to, [...]

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Tags: Education