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Cyberbullying

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What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying refers to bullying that occurs through information and communication technology such as phone calls, text messages, emails, Internet chat rooms, instant messaging and social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. Cyberbullying activities include leaving insulting or offensive messages on social networking sites, spreading rumors online, sending unwanted emails, text messages […]

Sex Education

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Sexual education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about such important topics as identity, relationships, and intimacy. Parents often wonder when sexual education for children should be introduced, or who is responsible for educating children on sexuality. Development and Sexual Education Infants and Toddlers – Children begin to […]

Sibling Rivalry

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Fighting between siblings, or sibling rivalry,  is a common concern among parents. A certain amount of arguing between children in families is normal, and is one of the ways that children learn the importance of sorting out problems independently, respecting people’s feelings and belongings. Additionally, learning how to fight fairly without hurting each other, within […]

Kids and Facebook @ 7 News

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Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed the use of Facebook and study time with report Pippa Gardner from Channel 7 . You can find  useful, practical and informative advice about parenting by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum. Watch the segment below or visit Channel 7 website. If you […]

Vocabulary in Primary School

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Vocabulary knowledge has a wide-ranging influence on a child’s reading comprehension ability. Therefore it is important to ensure that students are being taught vocabulary in an effective and long-lasting manner. Below is a program designed by Dr Lorraine Hammond from Edith Cowan University on effective vocabulary instruction however, there are other ways of teaching vocabulary […]