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Skate parks get a good behaviour tick

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that skate parks are actually more likely to promote good behaviour - yet skate parks are often under threat from community opposition because of fears that young people who congregate at them will engage in anti-social behaviour. Original article

15 Apr 2014

Study finds videogames do not negatively impact adolescent performance

Flinders University researchers analysed data from more than 192,000 students from 22 countries and found that contrary to a popular view that increased videogame play can affect academic performance and concentration among teenagers, it in fact had little impact on exam results. Original article

15 Apr 2014

Culture is key to tackling suicide epidemic, elders say

Recently released, The Elders’ Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide, recommends that Indigenous elders should be put in charge of arresting an epidemic of youth suicide in Aboriginal communities. Original article

15 Apr 2014

Online communities: utilising emerging technologies to improve crime prevention knowledge, practice and dissemination

This paper explores the considerations associated with establishing online communities for crime prevention practitioners, drawing on research from across the community of practice, online community and knowledge management sectors. Original article

15 Apr 2014

Bitter rift on youth mental health provider headspace

A major rift within national youth mental health service headspace has erupted, with one of its founding board members publicly raising questions about how the organisation is run and whether it is reaching the vulnerable young people it was set up to help. Original article

14 Apr 2014

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