We know anybody can be the target of online abuse. The anonymous trolls who get a kick out of targeting people who've done nothing to deserve it don't appear to follow a set of criteria when it comes to choosing their victims. It's another situation entirely when someone you know is abusing you online. Social media sites make it all too easy for jealousy, family fallouts and bitter break-ups to escalate to cyberbullying.Read Full Story
For many adults, high school or perhaps middle school marked an introduction to the world of college. In their freshman, sophomore and junior years, they embarked on school tours and read glossy brochures. And while current high schoolers still do similar things, so do students in grades as young as kindergarten. Why?Read Full Story
Updated NAPLAN gains are recorded on the new My School site for 2015, but will this added information just be more confusing for parents trying to navigate the education system? And does this information actually improve education systems in Australia?Read Full Story
If you are planning a family holiday with the kids during the school term, think again. Under the new NSW Education Department rules, the only justifiable excuses for missing school will be if your child is sick, competing at top-level sporting events or in the arts and entertainment industry. Family holidays don't make the list of good reasons to be absent. Here's why I think the Education Department needs to reconsider its decision.Read Full Story
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