Month: February 2014

Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature’

BBC News 6 February 2014 In-depth research into the behaviour of about 100 13- and 14-year-olds found over-exposure to violent games weakened empathy for others. More than half were found to play video games every single day, with violent games…

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The politicians wrongly thought that they could make prostitution safe.

Murdered sex worker was turning her life around, court hears OneNews 11 February 2014 Christchurch woman Ngatai ‘Mellory’ Manning was in the process of turning her life around after years of prostitution when she was murdered, a court has heard.…

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NZ ‘not doing enough’ to stop poverty, violence

OneNews 12 February 2014 The Government isn’t doing enough to combat the issues of child poverty and domestic violence the Salvation Army says, following its state of the nation report. The report showed children continue to be violently and sexually…

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NZ gets ‘D’ ranking for treatment of children

OneNews 12 February 2014 Children continue to be violently and sexually assaulted at alarming rates with a 68% increase in reported cases in the last five years. The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report is out today and it…

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Hard road for teen mum

NZ Herald 12 February 2014 Amber-leigh Erasmus had Myrah when she was 17 years old. Amber-leigh Erasmus became a mother at 17 and while she wouldn’t give her daughter up for anything, she said better education could have made a…

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Child Abuse Rates Like A “Terminal Cancer” For NZ

Media Release 12 February 2014 Family First NZ says that the statistics in the Salvation Army Report related to child abuse in New Zealand represent a terminal cancer desperate for aggressive treatment. “The report makes grim reading and is a…

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Confirmed. Anti-smacking law has achieved…… NOTHING

From the Salvation Army State of the Nation 2014 Report Between 2008 and 2013, recorded offences of violence, sexual assaults and neglect of children rose 68%. Over this period, recorded assaults on children doubled from 1,328 to 2,667 offences, while…

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Stop messing with the family, say the French

Mercatornet.com 4 February 2014 Passing a gay marriage law does not end the marriage debate, as the Prime Minister of France is discovering. Francois Hollande’s Socialist-led government has had to shelve plans to “update” family law after huge demonstrations in…

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Minimum alcohol pricing would save lives (UK study)

The Guardian 10 February 2014 Introducing minimum pricing for alcohol would lead to 860 fewer deaths a year and 29,900 fewer hospital admissions among heavy-drinkers while having only a slight effect on moderate drinkers, according to research into the policy’s…

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