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Social Exclusion at School

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Social exclusion in the school environment is increasingly being recognised as a form of relational aggression or bullying, in which a child is exposed to harm through the manipulation of their social relationships and status (Edith Cowan University, 2009). Social exclusion can take many forms, with children reporting a range of experiences from being deliberately […]

Technology Addiction and Young People.

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

It seems in today’s world children are born ‘digital’. From young toddlers to teens, children appear to have a knack of being able to navigate the world of technology, using a range of gadgets for enjoyment, social connection, education, communication and convenience. Technology is the vehicle through which children are taken on missions, through fantastical […]

Eating Disorders among Children and Young People

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Eating disorders are among some of the most serious and challenging mental illnesses that affect  children and young people. Eating disorders are characterised by the presence of unhealthy or extreme views of one’s weight and/or shape, which lead the young person to engage in dangerous eating and/ or exercise behaviours. These behaviours severely impact on […]

Cultural Identity and Racism in Schools

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Individuality, personality and difference are very much a part of every playground in Australian schools. Everywhere you look you will see children and teachers with their own unique looks and styles navigating their way on the ‘catwalk’ of the school community. Despite the consistency of looks provided by school uniforms, children will still create their […]

Talking about tragedy with children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

This article as initially published by National Association of School Psychologists (USA) Whenever a national tragedy occurs, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, children, like many people, may be confused or frightened. Most likely they will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children cope first […]

Children and Gratitude

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

This post was produced by Quirky Kid and first published at the Essential Kids website Gratitude is a positive way of thinking and viewing the world. Raising a grateful child is a hard thing to accomplish in a culture that wants everything now and is quick to move onto the next best thing but gratitude […]