Month: December 2010

Parents need to be aware of cyber-bullying

A feature article in the New York Times makes some important points about the risks of young people on Facebook and other social networking sites. While the article doesn’t offer too many solutions (except for more parental supervision) it might…

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An act of arrogance and paranoia

From the NZ Herald this morning Act is the only party which will oppose reforms to electoral finance laws, claiming a $300,000 spending limit restricts concerned citizens to one sixteenth of the amount political parties can spend. Politicians had their…

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Parents ‘put teens into sex work’

Nothing new here – we knew this was happening from back in 2008 and reported by the police earlier this year. And politicians who voted to normalise this industry should hang their head in shame. Teenagers in South Auckland are…

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Nurture matters!

This study reiterates the point that the way parents act has a huge influence on the way children act i.e. they weren’t necessarily ‘born that way’!! IVF study casts light on role of parenting NZ Herald Dec 3, 2010  A…

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