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Beauty tyranny in the age of Instagram

Young women in the age of social media are under ever more intense pressure to look ‘Insta-perfect’ and it’s not making them happy.

Children reaping benefits of play-based learning at school

Learning through play is an integral part of child development and many schools have adopted it into their curriculum. Play-based learning is a pedagogical approach where play is a valued method of learning, different types...

Kiwi classrooms not ideal for ‘serve and return’ interactions with children

Interacting with adults is necessary for young brains to fully develop, however childhood education experts have found that under-fives need far more “back and forth” interaction than previously thought and question whether our learning environments are suited to this.

Young people’s health and wellbeing high on Budget agenda

True to its name, the Wellbeing Budget delivered initiatives to support young people’s health and wellbeing, including the expansion of the nurses in schools programme.

New drug trial in Auckland could make life easier for autistic children

Two new drugs being trialled in Auckland could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact with others more comfortably and hold down a job, researchers are hoping.

Beating bullying before it begins – addressing bullying in ECE

Bullying is a difficult topic to broach in early childhood settings, but experts agree it could be the opportune time to prevent bullying behaviours from developing. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Nine elements of a successful bullying prevention whole-school approach

Bullying Free NZ suggests an evidence-based whole-school approach to preventing bullying in schools.

Steps to a bullying-free school

Learning how to understand those who are different from oneself is at the heart of Te Awa School’s bullying prevention culture.

Bullying persists even in the ‘best’ schools, says Education Review Office (ERO)

Anti-bullying strategies have failed to eliminate bullying even in the "best" schools, the Education Review Office says.

Bullying-Free NZ Week is all about Celebrating Being Us

Schools are encouraged to promote the theme of this year's Bullying-free NZ Week: Whakanuia Tōu Āhua Ake / Celebrating Being Us. Bullying Free NZ Week 2019 is from 13-17 May.
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