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Kmart Australia

IT WAS the job Australia wanted Adelaide teenager Zach Moore to get. Partially blind and suffering from anxiety issues, the 15-year-old applied for a job at Kmart, went for an interview and had been eagerly awaiting the results of his job application. His mum, Lee-Ann Domeika, took to the Kmart …

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Screentime for kids

ONE mum has come up with a novel way of limiting her kids’ screen time: by giving them unlimited access. There’s one caveat though — her kids can’t reach for their phone, iPad or TV remote until they’ve worked through a list of tasks for the day. Ann Kirby-Payne from …

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Backpack Challenge

FORGET the mannequin challenge, high school students in America have officially lost the bloody plot. This month, there’s a new, much more savage challenge making its way through schools in the US and winding up on social media — the #BackpackChallenge. Here’s how it works: One incredibly brave (dumb) individual …

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Yellow app

CHILDREN are being targeted by sexual predators through a disturbing new app dubbed “Tinder for teens” with multiple cases of child grooming referred to police, a cyber safety expert has warned. The app, Yellow, reportedly has five million users and is growing in popularity among Australian school-aged teenagers keen to …

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Covert bullying

BACKSTABBING, exclusion and discreet taunting — ‘covert’ bullying is on the rise among teenage girls in Australia. Girls are more likely to be ‘covertly’ bullied than boys, with subtle taunting such as spreading rumours a growing issue facing Aussie teens. Young girls are a third more likely to be bullied …

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MGTOW

THERE’S a growing movement of men in Australia called “Men Going Their Own Way” (MGTOW). It’s an offshoot of the men’s rights movement but rather than getting stuck in and tackling issues, these guys have vowed to stay away from women, stop dating and not have children. “Essentially, MGTOW is …

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Carrie Bickmore

OPINION Seriously, hop out of your silly little choppers, and let kids live actual lives. Let them walk to school, run down to the shops and play in the park without thinking you are putting them directly in front of clear and present dangers. The helicopter parent syndrome hit The …

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