Scientists and mental health professionals are increasingly recognising that gaming addiction exists - but how many children does it affect? Douglas Gentile goes beyond the hype to examine the hard facts and figures of gaming.
Children that have been sexually abused exhibit particular characteristics in their drawings - here are some of the warning signs to look out for. Presented by Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs (1930 - 2016).
Some people game a lot for enjoyment, but when does it become excessive and problematic? Find out the 9 warning signs that suggest your gaming may no longer be a pleasurable past time - but something more serious.
When children exhibit inappropriate sexual behaviour for their age, there is a possibility that they might have experienced sexual abuse. Asking the right questions can help you distinguish between normal sexual curiosity and problematic, worrying behaviour that requires intervention and support. Presented by Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs (1930 - 2016).
Over 80% of young people know another young person who has an eating disorder. 25% of our youth is obese. Could these two seemingly different issues be, in effect, two sides of the same coin? Professor Susan Sawyer addresses the challenges around eating rooted in body dissatisfaction, how to promote a healthier approach to food and how these questions form part of wider, damaging social trends.
Contrary to assumptions, boys are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse - for a number of reasons.
Presented by Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs (1930 - 2016).
What does racism look like today? What is its impact on mental health and wellbeing? Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane explores current community attitudes and discusses strategies that can be implemented in schools and organisations to challenge prejudiced attitudes and build more open, inclusive spaces for all.
What are some of the myths and misperceptions around eating disorders? What is disordered eating and is it a concern? Find out the impact of body image concerns on healthy eating and wellbeing, and strategies to help prevent the onset of eating disorders in young people.
In this insightful and optimistic presentation, Professor Tony Attwood discusses the learning and developmental needs of children and young people with autism, how best to support them to lead fulfilling lives in a world not designed for them, and the unique contributions they can make to society - if we allow them to.
Electronic media can have a very positive influence but it can also be misused with unhealthy results on mind and body. Glenn will provide established strategies to shift children’s media usage in a positive direction.