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Foster care review
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Young people in NSW foster care abused, report calls for system review

The NSW Government has launched an “urgent review” of the foster care system after a report highlights the abuse faced by young people.

Florida banned social media
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Florida banned under 14s from social media

Anyone in Florida under 14 is banned from having a social media account, and 15-16-year-olds must receive permission from a parent/carer.

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Victoria to trial electronic monitoring for children charged with serious offences

Children in Victoria charged with serious crimes will be subject to electronic monitoring under a new trial.

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Screen time limits children’s speech, say researchers

Increased screen time can limit children’s speech development, Australian researchers have found.

Phone ban for childcare workers
News Politics

Childcare phone ban put forward in review

A phone ban for childcare workers has been recommended to Australia’s governments to improve learning and safety in the classroom.

Kathleen Folbigg
News

Kathleen Folbigg criminal convictions overturned

Kathleen Folbigg’s convictions for the deaths of her four kids have been quashed, after scientists said they likely died from natural causes.

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News

UNSW survey of 2,000 Australian men makes child sexual abuse findings

A UNSW survey of 2,000 Australian men found nearly 10% of respondents had committed a sexual offence against a person under the age of 18.

Children climate crisis
Environment

Would you have children in a climate crisis?

More people are choosing not to have children in a climate crisis because of “eco-anxiety”, according to a review by PLOS Climate.

UN report Australian children
News

The UN’s report card for Australian children

UNICEF’s report card highlights mixed results for Australian children’s wellbeing, with poverty and mental health as major issues.

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