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Upcoming study: Does streaming before dreaming make for a worse night’s sleep? 

That’s the question University of Otago researchers are hoping to answer when they monitor young people’s screen-use at bedtime to see if it impacts sleep quality.

Riding Easy: Porirua Bikes in Schools Story

How did schools make biking the norm – and what has resulted? This story tells how Bikes in Schools has emerged and expanded in Porirua, focusing on three schools, deciles 1 to 4.

Te Rito Maioha welcomes new guidelines for child food safety

Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) welcomes the Ministry of Health guidelines for child food safety provided as part of the Ministry of Education’s new requirements.

Suspensions up over 25% – time to provide students online choice

Latest Ministry of Education figures, released under the Official Information Act, reveal the number of school students suspended increased by 25.4% - from 2,618 students in 2015 to 3,283 in 2019, with the current...

Research finds impacts of games psychologically complex

University graduate Florian Flueggen’s research explores how people use games, and how gaming influences their wellbeing.

Add your voice online to support White Ribbon Day

25 November is White Ribbon Day, the international day for the elimination of men’s violence towards women.

Opinion: The free trial no-one asked for

Keelan Heesterman, age 17, Karuma High School, discusses why education through the pandemic has been an unexpected ‘free trial’ of adulthood for teenagers.  For many teenagers, continuing our education through the pandemic has been an...

Significant psychological toll from COVID-19 lockdown

Research published today has confirmed the nationwide Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown had a significant toll on New Zealanders’ wellbeing, especially for younger people – but the results were not all negative.

Teacher wellbeing – whose responsibility is it?

Alex Burke, CEO at New Zealand EdTech company, Education Perfect, discusses teacher wellbeing and why it is up to everyone in the community to encourage wellbeing among teachers.

School zoning could increase adolescent exercise rates, Otago researcher

If effective school zoning policies were widely applied, more adolescents would get valuable exercise walking or cycling to their nearest school, an Otago researcher says.

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