Month: February 2015

Family Group Lays Police Complaint Re Offensive Shirt

Media Release 13 Feb 2015 Family First NZ is laying a complaint with the police over a highly offensive t-shirt being displayed at a Canterbury Museum exhibition. The shirt which features highly offensive wording and objectionable imagery has already been…

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SIGN THE PETITION – Protect Families

We’ve been made aware of an awful exhibition happening in Christchurch which includes material which will be highly offensive to many families. From our friend and blogger Brendan Malone… “Canterbury Museum has chosen to display an extremely graphic and highly…

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A Psychiatrist’s Letter to Young People about Fifty Shades of Grey

Miriam Grossman MD 11 February 2015 There’s nothing gray about Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s all black. Let me explain. I help people who are broken inside. Unlike doctors who use x-rays or blood tests to determine why someone’s in…

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Bear Grylls is right: health and safety culture is ruining childhood

The Telegraph 11 February 2015 Now Mr Grylls is at it again. This week he has announced a “manifesto for children”, demanding that parents ban all computer games and encourage their kids to take more risks in the outdoors. Troubled…

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New Research on Same-Sex Households Reveals Kids Do Best With Mom and Dad

Public Discourse 10 February 2015 A new study published in the February 2015 issue of the British Journal of Education, Society, and Behavioural Science appears to be the largest yet on the matter of same-sex households and children’s emotional outcomes.…

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Fewest Americans satisfied with Abortion since 2001

Gallup 9 February 2015 In 2015, 34% of Americans say they are satisfied with current U.S. abortion policies. This is the lowest percentage since Gallup first asked the question in 2001. In three of four years since 2012, less than…

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TVNZ should try reading the report – rather than misrepresenting it

This is an example of awful media reporting that we have in NZ. Our report doesn’t call for the “government to limit screentime for children”. We would also reject that call. It calls for GUIDELINES so parents can make informed…

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Fifty Shades of Wrong: Media Influences Children!

Media Release – American College of Pediatricians 6 February 2015 According to a review published by the American Psychological Association, the link between children’s exposure to violent media and violent behavior in real life “is stronger than the relationship between…

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