Month: June 2014

Is There a Gay Teen Suicide Epidemic?

LiveScience 8 October 2010 In the wake of the suicide death of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, the nation’s attention has been focused on what many have called an epidemic of gay teen suicides. For example, Ciara Thomas, a writer…

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The Cinderella Law: Emotional correctness gone mad (UK)

The Independent 5 June 2014 Whatever the intention of the promoters of the new “Cinderella Law”, its main accomplishment will be to turn the emotional landscape of family life into a dangerous battlefield. The aim of this law is to…

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Kids online a challenge for parents

NZ Herald 5 June 2014 Kiwi parents believe their children spend too much time online and more are using digital technology as a babysitter, a survey says. The report from online security company AVG Technologies also found 31 per cent…

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Plea to govt post election: crack down on alcohol

NZ Herald 5 June 2014 Church and health leaders are calling on all parties in the upcoming election to raise the price of alcohol and phase out alcohol advertising and sponsorship. A four-point “call for action on alcohol”, issued today,…

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Internet Party leader wants cannabis decriminalised

OneNews 4 June 2014 Internet Party leader Laila Harre wants cannabis to be decriminalised. Ms Harre says it’s her personal view and the Internet Party itself is yet to finalise its policy on the issue. However, she says the party…

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Don’t Let New Zealand Go To Pot, Laila

Media Release 5 June 2014 Family First NZ is rejecting calls by the Internet party leader Laila Harre to decriminalise marijuana, and says that decriminalising marijuana is the wrong path if we care about public health and public safety, and…

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Auckland Ratepayers Paying to Push Polyamory

 Media Release 5 June 2014 Family First NZ says that Auckland ratepayers are being made to subsidise an event promoting polyamory for those who want to ‘relate to more than one partner’ and non-monogamous marriages. The event to be held…

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Smoking dope affects sleep, especially if you start early

NZ Herald 4 June 2014 Smoking cannabis before the age of 15 could lead to insomnia later in life, a new study has found. Researchers in the US discovered any history of using the drug was associated with an increased…

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Parents More Likely To Do ‘Facts of Life’ Talk

Media Release 4 June 2014 Family First NZ is welcoming an international study which has found that by the age of ten years old, most children today will have already had their first ‘facts of life’ talk with their parents.…

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