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One in ten 16 year olds have self-harmed

One in ten 16 year olds in Northern Ireland have self-harmed in the past year, according to new research by ARK at Queen’s University and the University of Ulster.

dateJul 30, 2009 in Other
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Science education for the future

In a democratic society, citizens need to be able to weigh the pros and cons when deciding what they believe and how they should vote. In today's knowledge-based society, that sometimes means having to understand technical ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Teaching teens safety in the virtual world

A new cyber safety program on the dangers of social networking is being developed by Flinders University, in light of an alarming report which shows children as young as 12 are meeting internet strangers in person, receiving ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Internet
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Nothing shameful about sexting?

The legal penalties associated with sexting are too harsh, and adult reactions can increase young people's sense of shame and stigma, according to a UNSW-led report on the practice of sending nude or semi-nude photos via ...

dateApr 12, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Crisis hotlines turning to text to reach teens

They stream in a couple of dozen times a week, cries for help in bursts of text to DoSomething.org, a nonprofit more used to texting out details to teens on good causes and campaigns than receiving them from young people ...

dateMar 30, 2013 in Internet
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