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Police and Disney Join Forces for Cybersafety

<a href="/articles/police-and-disney-join-forces-for-cybersafety">Police and Disney Join Forces for Cybersafety</a>

Cyber safety experts from the Australian Federal Police have teamed up with Disney to create and distribute a free online safety program for primary shool children. Called Online Safety, It Starts With You, the national program focuses on good internet citizenship. Read full article

The Government Seeks Your Definition of Quality Teachers

<a href="/blogs/2014/05/07/the-government-seeks-your-definition-of-quality-teachers">The Government Seeks Your Definition of Quality Teachers</a>

The Education Minister has asked us all to contribute to a public consultation on how to get quality teachers in front of our children. But what does ‘quality teacher’ mean? Can we quantify ‘quality’? Every year I ask my graduating preservice teachers why they came into teaching. It inevitably comes down to a teacher they remember - sometimes it’s a bad memory of a teacher who was cruel or thoughtless, and a determination to be the antidote to such teachers, but mostly it’s due to an inspirational teacher. Read full article

Talking to Infants Gives them a Headstart on School

<a href="/articles/talking-to-infants-gives-them-a-headstart-on-school">Talking to Infants Gives them a Headstart on School</a>

Stanford researchers have shown that children whose parents engage them in frequent conversation get a head start on the language skills they'll use in school. Anne Fernald and colleagues at Stanford University conducted experiments that revealed parents who talk to their infant more are improving their child’s language processing skills, which in turn, helps them to learn vocabulary. Exposure to ‘child-directed speech’ – different to overheard speech – appears to sharpen an infant’s ability to process spoken language, critical to language development. Read full article

Interview with Megan Mitchell – Australia's National Children's Commissioner

<a href="/articles/interview-with-megan-mitchell-%E2%80%93-australias-national-childrens-commissioner">Interview with Megan Mitchell – Australia&#039;s National Children&#039;s Commissioner</a>

This week, happychild had the privilege of speaking with Megan Mitchell, Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner. We were interested to understand more about her role and what she has to say about the state of children’s rights in Australia after her first eight months on the job. Read full article

How Parents Can Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Their Baby

<a href="/blogs/lynnjenkins/2013/11/28/how-parents-can-meet-the-social-and-emotional-needs-of-their-baby">How Parents Can Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Their Baby</a>

Apart from having necessary physical needs to be met, human babies have social and emotional needs, that when fulfilled, teach them how to interact with people, connect, form trusting relationships with others and understand their own emotions. This video offers simple guidance for parents on how to lay the foundation for social and emotional learning. Read full article

Michelle's Top Internet Finds

<a href="/blogs/michelle-higgins/2013/11/27/michelles-top-internet-finds">Michelle&#039;s Top Internet Finds</a>

Welcome to my new weekly column where I present an eclectic mix of articles from around the globe on all things related to children and parenting. This week, topics include pregnancy and childbirth, media effects on children, special needs, and education. Read full article

University Seeks Parents' Views on LGBT Education

<a href="/blogs/mihiriudabage/2013/11/05/university-seeks-parents-views-on-lgbt-education">University Seeks Parents&#039; Views on LGBT Education</a>

Researchers at the University of Western Sydney seek parents/guardians of school-aged children from the Northwest of Sydney to participate in a study examining their views about the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) education in schools. Parents of children from kindergarten to year 12 are invited to local focus group sessions to discuss views on LGBT and anti-homophobia education in school education. Read full article

Movie About Life of Nelson Mandela at Sydney Cinema

<a href="/articles/movie-about-life-of-nelson-mandela-at-sydney-cinema">Movie About Life of Nelson Mandela at Sydney Cinema</a>

This is a fundraiser to support Tanya Allen and Yvette Vignando's travel to Africa to raise money for UNICEF. We are participating in UNICEF's Climb for Kids 2014. Long Walk to Freedom is a chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Read full article

Seven Top Tips for a Happy Family This Week

<a href="/articles/seven-top-tips-for-a-happy-family-this-week">Seven Top Tips for a Happy Family This Week</a>

Two recent articles published online about simple things that make people happy got us thinking here at happychild – what can parents do this week that will help their children feel happiness? We’ve combined the best of both articles (they are hyperlinked below), mixed with our own expertise and come up with a top tips list of simple things parents can do this week to put happiness back on a busy agenda. This is not about chasing happiness, that obscure ideal we think everyone else is enjoying; this is about being open to the happiness that is present to us each and every day, if we choose to accept it. Read full article

Adult Content on TV Allowed at Any Time. Your Thoughts?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/09/11/adult-content-on-tv-allowed-at-any-time-your-thoughts">Adult Content on TV Allowed at Any Time. Your Thoughts?</a>

As reported on news.com.au yesterday, the major free-to-air stations are lobbying the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to drop the time zone restrictions for broadcasters – a change that will allow adult-rated shows to be aired at any time of day or night. ACMA is considering the submission as part of its review of broadcasting regulations. Read full article