Mazenod College SchoolTV

It’s never been more challenging for parents to raise happy, healthy and resilient children.

Like never before, parents need to be informed with clear, fact-based information on the many challenges faced by today’s youth. Topics such as youth anxiety, depression, self-harm, internet addiction, online pornography, drug and alcohol use, cyberbullying and many others need clear explanation and guidance.

SchoolTV is a new ongoing resource that is now available to the Mazenod community. Each edition addresses a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents time and confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.

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Browse from a range of topics on SchoolTV

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a serious, potentially life-threatening mental health illness that can have significant physical and emotional effects.

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Physical Activity & Exercise

Physical activity and exercise is not only vital to a child’s overall development but it has so many other benefits. With children spending more time on computers being sedentary, it is even more important to get kids moving more.

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Diet & Nutrition

Families today, with school-age children, have very busy schedules. This can sometimes make it hard to sit down to homemade meals every day when there is such an abundance of pre-packaged and processed food at the available.

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Surviving Year 12

Every year, the media exposes us to the hype and pressure relating to the final year of secondary school. However, putting things into perspective for students and parents alike, can help prevent everyone getting overwhelmed.

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School Transitions

Whether it is starting school for the first time, moving up to a higher grade or embarking on a journey through secondary school, there is no doubt that any school transition is a very exciting time for children and parents. It means that the children are growing up!

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Exam Jitters

Setting a schedule is vitally important. Students need to schedule everything from sleeping and eating, to studying and exercising.

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Gambling

Teenagers have many opportunities to gamble. Smartphones and tablets allow young people gamble at any time, day or night. Some children start to gamble very young, some as young as ten.

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Internet Addiction

For children and teenagers, there is no doubt that the Internet can be an excellent resource for information, communication and entertainment, but more and more Australian parents are concerned about excessive time online.

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Online Pornography

Experts say that the internet is sexualising kids too soon. The internet makes it easier for children to engage with pornography, both by choice and inadvertently.

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Social Media &Digital Reputation

Social media has become such an integral part of a teenager’s life that it can cause anxiety and lower their self-esteem.

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Sexting

Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, is very common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. Why do teens do it?

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying using technology such as the Internet or mobile phone. It can be shared widely and quickly with a lot of people, making this form of bullying extremely dangerous and harmful.

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Drug and Alcohol Use

There is no single age group of people more affected by alcohol and drugs than our young people.

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Suicide & Self-harm

Suicide and self-harm – two words that are often grouped together as both are inflictions of pain. Sometimes children who begin to self-harm may later commit suicide, but generally those that self-harm do not necessarily wish to kill themselves.

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Depression

Children can often feel ‘depressed’ about a friend’s cold shoulder, a bad result at school or sometimes they just feel ‘down’ for no reason at all.

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Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can start early in childhood or adolescence. It may only have a moderate impact on a child’s ability to function in daily life and can therefore often remain undetected.