News Archive

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The Age: Year 3 boys fall behind in maths and reading

One in five grade three boys have emotional or behavioural problems, putting their academic performance a year behind their peers.

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AM with Sabra Lane: ABC Radio Canberra

David Taylor reports on the impact of emotional problems in boys, relating to their academic performance and development.

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ABC News: Emotional and behavioural problems in primary school aged boys

Dr Lisa Mundy talks to ABC News about new evidence that one in five primary school-aged boys exhibit emotional problems.

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ABC TV Weekend Breakfast: Interview with Dr Mundy

Dr Lisa Mundy chats to ABC TV Weekend Breakfast about the challenges of puberty and all things CATS!

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Book review: The New Puberty

Dr Lisa Mundy reviews the recently published book by Amanda Dunn, 'The New Puberty' for The Conversation.

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The Age: Something is happening to our kids, and it’s time we talked about it

Amanda Dunn discusses her upcoming book 'The New Puberty' and the importance of CATS in adolescent health research.

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Life Matters: Bullying, mental health and academic performance

Hear Dr Lisa Mundy discuss the importance of the middle years, and talk about the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study.

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Bullying linked to lower academic performance: breaking study

We know the havoc that bullying can wreak on a child’s social and emotional wellbeing, but what toll might it have on academic outcomes?

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Bullied school kids left behind in learning

The first large scale study into school bullying and academic achievement finds kids targeted by bullying are well behind in their learning.

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Weekly schoolyard bullying affects school performance, study finds

The latest research to come out of CATS explores the effect of bullying on academic performance.

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Bullied primary school students fall behind

New research by MCRI has revealed that one in three boys and one in four girls aged 8 to 9 years are experiencing weekly bullying.

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Extra burden: Channel Nine News Report

Schoolyard bullies are not only leaving their victims in tears, they're also robbing them of good results.

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Bullying undermines primary school students’ academic performance

ABC Radio interview featuring Dr Mundy discussing the negative effects of bullying on children's academic performance.

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The Expert with Lisa Mundy

Dr Mundy talks about how much time our young boys are spending on video games, and the effect on health.

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Can TV and video games cause problems? Radio: Talking Lifestyle

New research from CATS has found a link between different types of electronic media and mental health among young children.

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Taking a Toll – Ten Eyewitness News

Dr Mundy discusses recent findings looking at the association between electronic media and emotional and behavioural problems.

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Can screen time cause emotional and behavioural problems?

The study shows a link between time spent using TV and video games, and emotional and behavioural problems in late childhood.

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Digital Dementia: A Current Affair

Dr Mundy featured on A Current Affair, sharing recent findings around electronic media and behavioural problems.

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Screen time and emotional and behavioural development in children

CATS has found a link between different types of electronic media and mental health among young children.

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TV and video games link to emotional and behavioural problems among young boys: Medical Xpress

There's a link between different electronic media and mental health among young children.

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Video games: Research find boys emotional health and behaviour are affected due to amount of hours playing

Bing watching TV and playing video games excessively has been linked to poor mental health in boys from the age of just eight.

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Too much TV and video linked to mental health issues for boys, not so for girls: The Sydney Morning Herald

Boys who watch a lot of television are at a higher risk of developing conduct and emotional problems.

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Is your parenting style making your child sick?

A growing body of research is finding that the way parents relate to their children affects more than their mental and emotional health. It also has an impact on their physical wellbeing.

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Dr Mundy awarded Invergowrie Post-doctoral Fellowship for Women

Congratulations Lisa! The Fellowship has allowed Lisa to spend time working on writing up some results from CATS.

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“Taller, faster, sooner: Australia’s growth spurt.” – The Australian

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The move to high school – an opportunity to improve health and wellbeing. MCRI blog.

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What’s happening to them? Australia’s biggest longitudinal study into puberty. The Age National.

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The hormone behind your young son’s tantrums – The Sydney Morning Herald and the Sunday Age