Month: May 2012

A generation is growing up skewed by internet pornography

The Telegraph (UK) 1 June 2012 A generation of youngsters may be developing a skewed view of sex from pornography, a court has heard, after a 12-year-old schoolboy raped and sexually assaulted a younger girl after copying a hardcore film…

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Ignoring Nature 101

And also, does the child have a right to know its mother? Court finds two men parents Herald Sun 1 June 2012 TWO men have been declared the parents of a baby that was born through a surrogate, with a court…

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Interesting – trying to make it difficult for concerned lay people

Super brothel court battle inevitable Auckland Now 1 June 2012 The council is being advised to pass on decision making responsibilities about a controversial inner city “super brothel” to the Environment Court, rather than go through the usual hearings process,…

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Why doesn’t CYF actually monitor the bad guys?

CYF unaware smothered baby even born NZ Herald 1 June 2012 A Rotorua mother jailed this week for suffocating her baby while drunkenly sleeping was thought to have been “coping” by Child, Youth and Family before the tragedy. The agency…

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Soft love is breeding a generation of bullies

Herald Sun 30 May 2012 Lavishing children with praise and constantly pumping up self-esteem is breeding a generation of bullies, groundbreaking research reveals. Prof Helen McGrath from RMIT, a key player in Australia’s anti-bullying policies, says mums, dads and educators…

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20 years later, it turns out Dan Quayle was right

Washington Post 26 May 2012 Isabel Sawhill is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, where she co-directs the Center on Children and Families.  On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice…

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