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What to do if you witness a fight

If you’ve ever encountered a fight before, you’ve probably been filled with conflicting emotions and hard questions. Do you try to break it up by getting between the parties? Do you call the police? Do you just walk away from something that is obviously none of your business? Or should...

Does education hold the key to ending violence in Australia?

In our previous blogs, we’ve talked about the growing trend of anti-social behaviour and violence, and the immense cost it has on our society – both financially and emotionally. It’s important to recognise this, but the next step is to implement programs that will slow down, stop and ultimately reverse...

What to do if your child is being a bully

As a parent, you dread the day you receive news that your child is being bullied at school. But what if you hear that your child is the one doing the bullying? If you suspect your child of either verbally or physically abusing other children, the tips below could help...

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

As parents, one of our worst nightmares involves our child(ren) being bullied at school, far away from our help and support. To make this scenario even worse, many children will keep the information from their parents, often out of embarrassment or fear. It’s important you make your child feel comfortable...

The multi-billion-dollar cost of violence in Australia

The cost of violence is measured in more than just emotional pain and physical scars. There is a financial side to it as well, with figures reaching far into the tens of billions of dollars per year, including law fees, hospital costs, and thousands of lost man hours. According to...

Violence in Australian schools continues to rise

We have all seen the headlines. Violence in Australian schools is on the rise. Whether it’s kids fighting with other kids, or students assaulting teachers and staff, the problem is growing – and it’s growing rapidly. Here are some shocking statistics: 27% of students aged four to nine are bullied...

How to Be a Good Role Model to Children

When it comes to being a good role model, what is it that makes the biggest impression on a child? Is it about showing respect? Apologizing when we’re wrong? Being confident? Is it a mix of all of these things, or is it the way in which we demonstrate them?...

Teaching yourself to be positive

We all know life has a dark side to it. Luckily, there’s a lighter side too, but sometimes it can be a bit tricky to find – especially as we get older and are confronted with some of the harsher realities of this world. But in order to live healthy,...

Kids are becoming more violent towards their parents

Many people are now aware of domestic abuse, thanks to a number of successful campaigns over the last few years. But do we have a good picture of all different kinds of domestic violence, or do we automatically think of women suffering at the hands of their partners and parents...

How do we teach young men about rape?

Traditionally, the taboo surrounding rape meant that it was a ‘hidden’ crime that was seldom talked about. Today, thankfully, we are a lot more open about it. But many of these conversations are focused at women, providing them with advise on how to be safe and careful. Should we really...