• Teens behaving badly

    Kathryn Daley     |      February 27, 2024

    A spate of high profile incidents in which teens attack passers by for no reason except social media hits has provoked a backlash, so academics are lining up to assure everyone that anti-social behaviour is society’s fault instead.

  • Just leave me alone!

    Elise Woodman     |      July 12, 2023

    Adolescence can be a difficult time for both angst-ridden teenagers and their long suffering parents, but teens still value staying connected with family, even if they do not always show it.

  • Growing pains

    Tanya Stephenson     |      May 14, 2023

    Giving young people the skills they need to develop a strong sense of self can help adolescents navigate challenges and develop into confident and resilient adults.

  • Australia deserves a better debate and 5 ‘quick wins’ for ‘wicked’ problems

    Open Forum     |      March 3, 2018

    Australia21 urges politicians to embrace evidence based policy making and engage in constructive discussion of more effective strategies to address inequality, trauma related stress, illicit drugs, the future of work and climate change.

  • Australia’s child and youth report card – Could do better

    Open Forum     |      March 2, 2018

    The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth urge state and federal government to prioritise the problems facing young Australians as a new report finds Australia in the middle of the pack on most key measures of childhood well-being.

  • Changing the culture around alcohol and sexual assault by talking about consent

    Paul Dillon     |      January 23, 2018

    The issue of consent is not an easy area to deal with from a parenting perspective. Expert in drug and alcohol education Paul Dillon shares his advice on ways parents can clearly explain to their teenagers what constitutes consent.

  • How to talk to your children about sexual assault

    Paul Dillon     |      December 13, 2017

    The #metoo campaign is encouraging more and more women to come forward and tell their stories about sexual assault and harassment. Drug education expert Paul Dillon writes that this is a perfect opportunity for parents to discuss the issue of sexual assault with their children.