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Podcast: Understanding the Middle Years

Professor George Patton from CATS discusses the importance of the middle years for health and emotional development

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ABC Life Matters: Are a child’s ‘middle years’ more important than we thought?

Lisa talks to ABC Radio National's Life Matters program about the importance of the middle years

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Screen time: how much is too much?

Dr Lisa Mundy and other experts discuss the benefits and downsides of screen time with Woolworths

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SBS News: Bullying Rife in Australian Primary Schools

A report compiled by CATS shows that bullying is affecting the learning outcomes and emotional health of primary school students.

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Medical Xpress: Bullying impacts on primary students’ learning ability

Primary school students who are being bullied and/or experiencing emotional difficulties are falling behind at school.

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Channel 9 News: Children as young as eight affected by poor body image

Channel 9 reports on the latest CATS research, highlighting that children as young as eight years old are unsatisfied with their bodies.

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Channel 7 News: Children as young as 8 are battling poor body image

Hear Dr Libby Hughes and some CATS participants talk about poor perceptions of body image in young children.

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The Age: Poor body image starts to develop as young as eight

The Age reports on recent research out of CATS, showing that body image pressures begin as young as eight years old.

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ABC Breakfast Radio Perth: Preventing bullying in the future

Dr Lisa Mundy speaks to Peter Bell & Paula Kruger about using recent CATS research to prevent bullying in the future. *Link unavailable*

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Hear our CATS study findings at the Digital Environments and Developing Minds Conference on October 28th in Sydney!

Australian Council on Children and the Media ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders)Introducing Dr Lisa Mundy, a speaker at the October 28 Sydney conference

A developmental psychologist with expertise in life-course epidemiology, Dr Mundy's primary research focus is understanding the psychological, behavioural and biological underpinnings of mental disorders.

For more on our conference, go to this link: bit.ly/2KFzvgE
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To start a life-changing conversation. Ask R U OK?, Listen, Encourage action and Check in.
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Does horse riding or AFL incur more head injuries in children? Answer in the comments!

An Australian/New Zealand study led by #MCRI examined childhood head injuries and investigated whether children who do recreational sports like horse riding, skate boarding and bike riding or children who play contact sport such as AFL and rugby are more likely to suffer serious head injuries.

Read the findings: bit.ly/2Nk1DJk

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What's worrying students? What's the risk of emotional problems in the middle years? How can educators give students a healthy start to adolescence?

Professor George Patton, Chief Investigator of CATS, answers these questions with evidence-based strategies. Using 7 years of findings from the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study, he highlights the need for schools to focus on the middle years.

The article bit.ly/2H8ikUa
The podcast bit.ly/2YILmEC

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