Children’s fears linked to media

The Press 28 Sep 06 A Christchurch child mental health expert is calling for news media to be more sensitive when reporting traumatic events amid fears children are frightened by some …

Primary teachers say we’re at risk too

Dominion Post 28 Sep 06 Children as young as five with severe behavioural problems are committing extreme violence against primary teachers and other pupils, teachers say. Other young kids with …

Unruly students putting teachers at risk

NZPA 26 Sep 06 Deteriorating student behaviour is putting staff at risk and the Government needs to act, says the Post Primary Teachers Association. PPTA president Debbie Te Whaiti told the …

Teachers’ physical contact rules relaxed

NZPA 26 September 2006 New relaxed guidelines on physical contact between teachers and children are to be released today. The New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI) guidelines cover …