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Facebook – friend or foe?

  Below is the transcript of the video. Hi, my name’s Nigel Lane from nigellane.com.au. And today I want to talk to you about Facebook. Facebook is fascinating. When you talk to parents, they come from both sides of the spectrum.  One parent will say, “Oh yeah, I’m on it. I love it. I can […]

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The Long Walk to Freedom

This week is the first of a two week school holiday in Victoria, Australia and no doubt it will highlight the ongoing quest for freedom. Part of growing up is an increased independence which might look like the ability to go to town on their own or with a group of friends to stay home […]

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Can we really trust a smartphone to our children?

A recent news story reported that 35% of 8 to 11 year olds now own a mobile phone. One parent said that it provided peace of mind knowing they could contact their child – and of course that their child could make contact with them. Whilst I can totally follow the logic it makes me […]

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Just who exactly controls our schools?

  The seems to be a power struggle going on in our schools – one that could have far reaching implications for every family and every principal. It looks like the state government will need to play the role of umpire and I guess your happiness about that may well depend on your politics. So […]

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