Abstinence Makes the Mind Work Harder

(Source: Robert Rector and Kirk A. Johnson, “Teenage Sexual Abstinence and Academic Achievement, The Heritage Foundation,” ) October 27, 2005 Many health educators dismiss the idea of teaching sexual abstinence …

Parent Abuse on the Rise: A Historical Review

American Association of Behavioural Social Science Online Journal 2004 21/01/2005 In comparison to child and spouse abuse, the issue of parents being abused by their adolescent children has received very …

Wrong to smack but right to kill?

UK Telegraph Opinion – Ross Clark 07/11/2004 A ban on smacking, said David Hinchcliffe, the Labour MP who led the calls for such a ban in last week’s Commons’ debate, “would criminalise …

Sandra Paterson: My daughter missing dad

NZ Herald Jul 03, 2004 (and still applies today) My daughter was about 2 1/2 when she looked up halfway through her porridge one day and asked, “Why don’t I …

Academic takes on incest taboo

NZ Herald 22 May 2004 As the law and order select committee members sat around gob-smacked at the very thought of legalising incest, the professor who suggested the law change …

School sex-talk presenter banned

NZ Herald Mar 5 2004 A school principal has banned a visiting sex education speaker after a class of 16-year-olds was given an “entirely inappropriate” lesson. The teenagers, a mixed …

Video Game Violence and Public Policy

David Walsh, Ph.D. National Institute on Media and the Family 2001 Concern about violent video and computer games is based on the assumption that they contribute to aggression and violence …

School quiz targets sex bias

NZ Herald Dec 8 2000 Senior school students are being quizzed on how likely heterosexual teachers are to prey sexually on children. In a deliberately provocative teaching programme designed to …