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It’s not about ethnicity – it’s about family structure

The Sunday Star Times publishes a poll on child abuse A survey showing half of New Zealanders believe the cause of child abuse is ethnically based has left a national expert in the field frustrated but not surprised. Research New…

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Give parents power to report raunchy videos, says review

Unfortunately, this is a UK review – bt it needs to happn in NZ also Music videos featuring inappropriate dance moves and sexy clothes with adult slogans must be kept away from children, a Government review is expected to recommend.…

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Serial killers feature on baby clothes

From the Sunday Star Times today A website selling baby clothes featuring pictures of Hitler, Osama bin Laden and serial killers Ivan Milat, Ted Bundy and Charles Manson, is sparking outrage. The garments, ranging from rompers for newborn babies to T-shirts…

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Is the treatment of victims a ‘moral failure’ in NZ?

From the Dominion Post Sophie Elliott’s mother is calling for better support for murder victims’ families, revealing in her new book how she discovered her daughter was stabbed 216 times only after the evidence was presented in court. Lesley Elliott…

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More reasons to raise the drinking age

Shocking world of our student drunks NZ Herald Jun 10, 2011 Nearly a third of university drinkers have passed out while boozing in the past six months – and many say vomiting does not stop them continuing a binge. More…

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Kids must be protected from raunchy content

Unfortunately, this story is from Australia. NZ political leaders are still waking up to the problem. AN avalanche of sexually explicit ads and music videos is threatening children’s innocence, child advocates say. And they say the Federal Government should step…

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More reasons why marriage matters

Reported in the Daily Mail in the UK Children struggle with maths and making friends when their parents divorce, a study has found. They often fall behind classmates whose parents stay married, suffering from anxiety, loneliness and feeling sad –…

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Young people ‘should avoid alcohol until 24’

A new book from Dr Aric Sigman – who was guest speaker at the Forum on the Family in 2010. The book is entitled Alcohol Nation: How to protect our children from today’s drinking culture In the Telegraph Adults should…

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