My family is unconventional and I was often made to feel awkward and incompetent about that. Not anymore, writes Melissa Hoyer.
A British dad has won fans around the world after posting a picture of his drastic action to get his daughter off her phone.
A mum shared her innocent Kmart set-up online — where people pointed out her teen son probably had another X-rated use for it.
Anti-vax parents have been warned not to send their kids to school, and told ignoring the new rules will cop them hefty fines.
Mums and pornography don’t usually mix, but a group of four UK mums rallied to make a porno film their friends, family and kids could watch.
A young teen never got the chance to line up at school for those painful vaccination jabs because of his mum’s belief. This all changed when he turned 18.
A tiny drop of blood will be a huge conversation starter when it comes to smartphone keyboards soon. The ‘period emoji’ is here.
A teenage girl was left feeling “disgusting” and “worthless” after being tricked into inadvertedly taking part in a naked sexting scandal.
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A dad with a wicked sense of humour has set the internet alight with this seemingly innocent snap — can you tell why?
Australian kids are accessing graphic pornography more and more, and its ready availability is having disastrous effects — including a worrying new sex trend.
A frustrated dad was sick of his 13-year-old son ignoring his texts. So he developed an app that enables parents to lock their kid’s phone until they write back.
A heartbroken aunty has shared a post about how she lost her nephew in tragic and avoidable circumstances. It’s a warning to all parents.
Schoolies might be drinking less and behaving better but they have just replaced one dangerous habit with another.
My family is unconventional and I was often made to feel awkward and incompetent about that. Not anymore, writes Melissa Hoyer.
IT costs just $5 to make, will satisfy fussy eaters and for exhausted mums and dads, it gets dinner done in just 10 minutes. It’s no wonder this recipe went viral.
A YOUNG girl has nailed this year’s Halloween costume and it’s so relatable that mums everywhere don’t know whether to laugh, or cry.
HOW this unlikely hero reacted to a young girl getting her period on the school bus is garnering praise all over the world.
EVERYBODY loves sexting, with stats showing that couples and single people are finding ways to show off their stuff in an increasingly normalised practice.
ON MORE than one occasion Tillie Osgood has had to talk a friend out of suicide one night and hand in an assignment the next day.
IT’S an everyday activity that should be safe for all. But Aussies are so aggressive behind the wheel that they’ve spoiled it for everyone.
THE ‘Momo’ challenge has been linked to two child suicides in Colombia as the disturbing craze sweeps South America and Asia.
MOST CVs try to show off the person in the best possible light — but the one written for Lauren Moore by her dad takes a very different approach.
YOUTUBE star dad Chris Ingham desperately wants his teen fans to stop revealing his seedy text messages to the public.
THE overjoyed mother of a missing teenager who vanished five years ago says she has received a letter from her daughter, now aged 19.
BORN blind in one eye, Zach has had more struggles than most. That’s why social media users were so keen for the teen to land his first job. So, did he succeed?
SMARTPHONES can do all sorts of amazing things, but for Louisa Simmonds’ son, they only made it harder to escape his dark past.
A DEVASTATED mum has reached out for advice after she saw a string of manipulative messages her teenage son sent to a girl bullying her to send nude pictures.
BORN blind in one eye, Zach, 15, has had more struggles than most. That’s why social media is so happy he’s in line for a job at one of Australia’s biggest retailers.
THE president of the National Rifle Association has blamed school shootings on the ADHD drug Ritalin and film violence.
IT’S the deadliest school attack since the Parkland shooting. Now the parents of shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis have spoken.
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy in the US has died after playing the “fainting game”, a life-threatening online trend that’s making a frightening comeback.
A NSW man will be extradited to Queensland on Monday charged with kidnapping a schoolboy over a money dispute.
IMAGINE you are sitting on a train and are suddenly confronted with pornographic images dropped to your phone by a nearby group of schoolgirls.
A YOUNG boy who was presumed brain dead, woke up moments before his parents agreed to have his organs donated.
THE guy accused of dissing his ex-girlfriend’s provocative prom dress, has spoken out about the backlash he copped.
THIS spoiled 15-year-old from Beverly Hills won’t get a job, is furious her pocket money was cut from $5000 a month and “needs” a $231,000 car.
THE parents of a teenager killed in a 2013 car crash have shared the devastating story of their loss as a caution to others.
IN A heartbreaking interview, bullied girl Dolly Everett’s parents have revealed their daughter’s hopes and dreams, and how her sudden death rocked their lives.
ONE moment, a teenager from Perth was on his way to soccer training, the next he blacked out when a 180-tonne train smashed into him.
A TEENAGER who had “kinky” sex with his much older teacher has labelled her a sexual predator who ruined his life.
LEAH SOLOMON’S jaw dropped when she read the letter her neighbours sent her about her “hefty” autistic daughter.
THE father who lunged at a 14-year-old boy and choked him has revealed the insult which made him snap and attack the teenager.
L.A. POLICE said a murder suspect helped look for a missing friend and purported to find his body before he was arrested.
CHILDREN attending birthday parties are being given bags of money and told to “go for it” to see who can buy the strangest things in Kmart.
THREE teens wielding a machete, steel bar and knife, terrified staff at a Queensland IGA store, demanding hundreds in cash.
A TEENAGER who was stung by the world’s deadliest jellyfish has finally left hospital after two weeks of agonising pain.
BED-BOUND, tube-fed and completely unresponsive: meet the Swedish children with the medical anomaly “Resignation Syndrome”.
A STUDENT was humiliated when reportedly asked to hide her ‘protruding’ nipples with Band-Aids because they were a distraction.
A SIXTEEN-year-old girl was allegedly beaten and had ‘hot cooking oil’ poured on her after refusing an arranged marriage in exchange for a large amount of money.
SHEM’S son was in the change rooms trying on clothes for his school formal. The next thing he knew, security had been called.
A MUM has unleashed a furious tirade online after her 16-year-old daughter won a Brazilian-style bikini in a competition.
LESS than a decade ago our kids could grow up with limited external pressure. But the year our kids got phones changed that, and it’s affecting their whole lives.
TRACEY Atkinson hasn’t seen her 12-year-old daughter for five months and there is nothing she can do about it.
SHE’S a wildlife warrior and now Australia’s Bindi Irwin has taken on a new role, like you’ve never seen her before.
A VIDEO allegedly showing a father confronting and choking his daughter’s 14-year-old bully has emerged after an argument at a skate park.
A MOTHER in Brisbane was stunned and flabbergasted when she found this letter from a neighbour.
IT’S now a major battleground between parents and their children, and it’s very much a symptom of our modern world.
CHARLOTTE took her own life after accidentally revealing to her boyfriend on Snapchat that she had cheated on him.
A MUM claims her daughter was forced to chop off her hair as punishment by her father after he discovered that she had been treated to new highlights for her birthday.
AS NEWSREADER Sharyn Ghidella reveals her bullying fears, there’s a practical way you can help tackle the scourge.
SOUTH-SUDANESE children are “copping it” in Aussie schools because “hate and fear”, says a new video advert which has started to circulate on social media.
WITH just a plastic bottle, some oil and a fizzy tablet, you can make your own lava lamp and we promise you, the kids will be impressed. Watch the video.
WHAT’S the most loving thing you can do for your child’s development at school? Learn to let go, say the experts.
BELIEVE it or not, happiness for teenagers is not a fully charged smartphone and thousands of Instagram followers.
KIDS who use smartphones are twice as likely to get head lice as those who don’t, with one particular online trend blamed for the increase.
AUSSIE parents lack the ability to enforce phone rules for their kids, as experts warn the increased use of mobiles is behind growing levels of depression.
A YOUNG boy who fractured eight vertebrae after jumping from a 20m tall cliff in Mornington Peninsula has stunned doctors and family after riding his bike home after the accident, despite his serious injuries.
LINDA Trevan lost her 15-year-old daughter after she was relentlessly bullied and gang raped. Now, she’s vented over Dolly’s death.
JUST days after Dolly Everett’s suicide, the dad of another young NT girl says his daughter has been bullied. WARNING: Confronting
A NEW study has revealed that today’s teenagers are bucking the stereotype and are drinking less, smoking less and having less sex than previous generations — but why?
A TERRIFIED mum whose teenage daughter was told to kill herself by online trolls is calling for anonymous posting apps used by bullies to be banned.
WE’VE all heard scare stories about illicit drugs, but if we want young people to ditch them we should try a different approach.
QUEENSLAND children are the most bored in the country, and cash-strapped parents are giving up their own treats to provide never-ending fun through the long summer holiday, fuelling a new condition: FOKMO.
TRANSGENDER advocates have welcomed a landmark Family Court decision which means teenagers in Australia can change gender a lot more easily.
THESE young people blend in seamlessly with the rest of the wasted school leavers on the Gold Coast, but they have a different reason for being there.
AN 18-year-old girl’s birthday party has descended into chaos after a man threatened people with a knife and dragged her up the driveway by her hair.
THE multiple choice quiz for learner drivers is facing its biggest shake-up in four decades after more than 30 per cent of Queenslanders failed the written test this year.
SOUTH Australian schools are embracing an education program for teenage girls — even before it is rolled out here. Here’s why educators can’t wait to share it with their students.
THERE might be less of them, but our Aussie teens that are still binge-drinking are knocking back more than ever before.
INTERNSHIPS and work experience placements can pay off in all kinds of ways - and a new study reveals the sorts of people who benefit from them the most.
TEENAGE girls can be an absolute nightmare and that can impact their parents’ marriage, a new study has found.
TEEN girls are taught to be sexy, but they’re not taught about enjoying sex. So this author has written ‘A Teen Girl’s Guide to Getting Off’.
AN EXPERT has dished the dirt on the biggest problems affecting teenage girls today and revealed exactly how parents are getting it so very wrong.
THIS dad’s social media post outlining his ‘rules for dating his daughters’ has gone viral, with people praising him.
PARENTS don’t always know their child is being bullied. The tragic case of Adelaide teen Libby Bell shows how important it is to know the warning signs.
CARLY thought she was chatting to a boy her age but when they met, he was a 50-year-old paedophile who murdered her. Her mum has a warning for all parents.
MOST Aussie parents think the car is a great place for a family chat but 76 per cent say their kids are usually on a mobile device when on the move.
“THAT’S the wrong one, you stupid cow!” the teen boy screamed at his mum. Yes, teenage behaviour really is getting worse.
TWO-thirds of parents are happy to pull their children out of school for a fortnight holiday, research has revealed.
VENDING machines to supply free sanitary items for female students have been installed at two Adelaide high schools — and already the program’s been described by educators as “brilliant”.
A TERRIFYING new social media craze where cyber-bullies post lies about the sex lives of teenage girls is sweeping the internet.
PUTTING the torch to the idea that milennials can’t commit, new data shows more and more apprentices are seeing their training through to the end.
MUMS and dads desperate to get their social-media-obsessed kids off their phones and back in the real world are turning to parental-control apps for help. Here’s why they are so worried.
SIX months living out of a backpack in Africa would test most people. But for 14-year-old Sam, it was truly life-changing.
A BRITISH teen has collapsed during a 16-hour party at a Spanish club while celebrating the end of school with his mates.
MILLENNIALS are totally useless when it comes to basic life and work skills and we’ll all pay for it, experts have warned.