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Bullying Prevention Starts at Home

<a href="/articles/bullying-prevention-starts-at-home">Bullying Prevention Starts at Home</a>

Supportive parent involvement together with warm and affectionate parenting, are part of the scaffolding required in children’s lives to reduce the chances of them becoming a bully, a victim or both. Last month, researchers at the University of Warwick and Kingston University published findings from a large-scale analysis of research on bullying and victimisation of children and produced more evidence of the importance of parenting programs to bolster children’s wellbeing. Read full article

Safe Haven - Preventing Women from Harming Their Babies

<a href="/articles/safe-haven-preventing-women-from-harming-their-babies">Safe Haven - Preventing Women from Harming Their Babies</a>

Opinion: In December 2010, Keli Lane, a former champion water polo player, was convicted of the 1996 murder of her two day old daughter, Tegan. The new-born girl was never seen again after leaving the hospital with Lane, who was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment last year. The law treats the crime of abandoning, or killing a child younger one year old under special conditions. It is also the kind of crime that attracts special attention from the media and the public, but many of these crimes will go unheard of, and unsolved. Read full article

Abandoned Babies - a Plea for Thoughtful Media Reporting

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2012/08/07/abandoned-babies-a-plea-for-thoughtful-media-reporting">Abandoned Babies - a Plea for Thoughtful Media Reporting</a>

This morning’s news reported a six week old baby allegedly having been abandoned by his parents on the side of the road at about 3am in a western Sydney suburb. It’s simply heartbreaking to think of such a young child being mistreated in this way. And my natural first reaction was anger at the adults involved in that child’s care. Two writers on mainstream online media websites this morning called the situation as they saw it ... I think as bloggers, journalists and publishers we can do better in these rare but extremely disturbing situations where a baby is abandoned. Read full article