Escapes, riots, allegations of mistreatment: what’s behind the crisis in youth detention in Northern Territory? A special investigation by Helen Davidson Source: Young Indigenous imprisonment in NT: ‘You wouldn’t believe it in a modern-day society’
10 great books for any teenager’s reading list. Empowering boys and girls. Source: Ten fiction books that empower girls
Browder, 22, awaited trial for years in New York’s Rikers Island prison from the age of 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack, a charge that was eventually dropped Source: Kalief Browder, man held for three years in prison without trial, kills himself | US news | The Guardian
7 Ways These Parents Made Life Easier for Their LGBT Kids in 2014 | TakePart.
The right-wing “National Curriculum Review is not about education – it is about entrenching an outmoded and class differentiated perception of self and society in our children. How much more must we endure of this horrendous LNP government and its set of unimaginative, evidence ignoring and backward ministers? Why are we not subject to a right-wing “review” of schooling that, as was inevitable, proposes that our already backward school system…
Mental illness is a massive problem in our society. In the main, people are still afraid of it and those who have it – despite the fact that it will hit at least 1 in 4 at some point in their lives. Research has shown that the mentally ill themselves are often the best placed to assist other mentally ill people to realise that they they are o.k. and just…
Here’s an encouraging story about young people, motivated by caring, who have discovered a possible way to improve crop yields *without* resorting to chemicals or other artificial methods. (Perhaps it will also put paid to the nonsense behind those Irish jokes) 16-Year-Olds Win Google Science Fair With a Simple but Brilliant Food Hack | TakePart.