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Digital Citizenship Matters!

Date Published: 13/05/2019

Recent events with politicians and sporting stars reinforce the fact that digital citizenship matters. It is important that students learn to look after their digital footprint and protect their digital reputation. The following video for students explains the concept of

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Media Literacy Week

Date Published: 10/09/2018

This week, ABC Education launches its first Media Literacy Week with a program that aims to equip people of all ages with the skills to sort truth from fiction in news and information. Media Literacy Week, to run from 10-16 September,

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Stories That Matter

Date Published: 26/06/2018

Stories That Matter is a discussion about contemporary realistic YA novels that deal with big issues like mental health, sexuality and self-discovery. It poses the question of whether we should shelter our students from these novels or use them to

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CBCA Shortlisted Book of the Year for Older Readers

Date Published: 25/05/2018

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with

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Book of the Week for Video Game Lovers

Date Published: 12/02/2018

Warcross by Marie Liu is a fast-paced, sci-fi, cyberpunk virtual reality thriller where readers are immersed in a video game with the characters.  Dealing with computer hacking and the ethical limits of technology, it has both romance and suspense and

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 12/02/2018

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus is an addictive read for YA lovers of the thriller genre.  Set in an American school, five students attend detention where one of the students dies a perplexing death and the other

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Safer Internet Day 2018

Date Published: 04/02/2018

“This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. The 2018 theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a

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A Cautionary Tale for YA Readers

Date Published: 29/01/2018

Our YA Book of the Week, My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of life for teens living in the digital age where trolling and public shaming on social media platforms illustrate

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Holiday Reading for YA Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

There’s plenty on the shelves and in ebook and audio book formats to tempt our YA and Senior Fiction readers to borrow for their holiday reads. We’ve chosen some for you that will make you think, let you walk a mile

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Better Choices in Children’s Media

Date Published: 30/10/2017

The Australian Council on Children and the Media is a national community organisation which delivers award winning services to Australian families. It is not-for-profit and reliant on community support.  ACCM provides evidence-based reviews, information and advocacy to support healthy media

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