Posts Tagged ‘teenagers at risk’

One in four 15 to 17-year-olds often drink a risky amount of alcohol

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

An alcohol watchdog hopes a survey that shows more than one in four teens aged between 15 and 17 often drink a risky amount of alcohol serves as a sharp wake-up call. Alcohol Healthwatch director Rebecca Williams said more needed to be done to reduce the availability and cost of liquor, and the marketing of Read more

The facts about eating disorders

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Eating Disorders are among some of the most serious and challenging mental illnesses that affect our children and adolescents. Recent research suggeststhat up to 75% of adolescent girls view themselves as overweight or needing to lose weight and around a quarter of our teenagers are experimenting with dangerous dieting behaviour, such as taking laxatives and severely restricting Read more

Celia Lashlie says too-soft mums put sons at risk

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Controversial social commentator Celia Lashlie says too-soft mums ‘put sons at risk’.  She said that many teenage boys are killed on the roads because their mums smother them and refuse to let them discover the consequences of their own actions. Speaking to a Traffic Institute conference in Hamilton yesterday, the former prison officer turned author Read more