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51 Critical Cyberbullying Statistics in 2020

Bullying has been a part of life since people started living in sedentary communities. For some reason, people have always found it comforting to put other people down, even if the comments are mean and hurtful This can help explain why, in 2020, 73% of students feel they have been bullied in their lifetime and why 44% say it has happened in the past 30 days. This article from Broadband Search provides some great insights into this pernicious problem. https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/cyber-bullying-statistics Linked with permission from Broadband Search

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How To Deal With Anxiety

This article is a collection of comments and advice therapists have contributed to us on how to deal with anxiety, as well as stories from people who were able to overcome their anxiety and can talk about how they did it. Here’s the query we put out: For people who suffer from anxiety, how can they combat this and what advice do you have? Personal stories welcome from people who suffered from anxiety and have made significant progress, as well as of course psychologists who can comment with authority. There were some fantastic responses to that, especially from therapists who have many years of experience treating people with anxiety. Here’s a summary of what’s been suggested so far, along with...

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Autism

The Child Protection Party was recently contacted by an American organisation that promotes autism awareness. Although the organisation is American, much of what they write is applicable here in Australia. Their magazine, pictured above, provides all sorts of useful information, hints, tips, tricks and advice. The publishers kindly gave the Party permission to share this edition with our readers. Having read the entire magazine, I have learned quite a lot about autism and I do believe that it would be of great benefit to Australians who have children on the autism spectrum. As a political party we cannot recommend or endorse products but we can certainly make you aware of such items. Nor can we guarantee the accuracy of the...

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New Charter of Rights waiting to be approved

Posted on February 9, 2021 by Bianca Turner We are excited to announce the proposed Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care (Revised) has been sent to the Minister for Child Protection for approval. The revised Charter was developed over nine months using the voices of 77 children, young people and adults who are, or have been in care, and 6 other stakeholders. The revised Charter details nine rights that reflect what children and young people told us was important to them – this includes being safe in care; connecting to culture, family and friends; and having access to education, play and good health. Here are just some of the things young people told us about what they want the new rights...

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Education breaks the poverty cycle

It has come to the attention of the Child Protection Party that one in six children are currently growing up below the poverty line. We are aware that poverty has significant impact on a person's health and well-being. It was reported in the advertiser today that a key to breaking the poverty cycle is that of education.Sergio Macklin from the Mitchell Institute at the Victoria University highlights the distressing fact that "10% of Australians have nearly half of all household wealth". It is estimated that the number of people affected by poverty is somewhere in the vicinity of 3.4 million people which represents around 13% of the Australian population. It is regretful that most of the population are unaware of...

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