Parents caught in the safety net

4 Dec 2014

 The numbers are frightening. 81% of children witnessing online bullying, 70% deliberately hiding their online activities, one in 10 setting up fake social media accounts to fool their parents. Results of the latest cyber bullying survey make it very clear,

What Catholicism offers Australia's secular society

26 Feb 2014

Based on the 2011 Census figures and how the birth of Christ is now celebrated, Australia is becoming an increasingly secular society. The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics' Social Trends report notes that the percentage of respondents identifying as

Hope central to Catholic Education

6 Dec 2013

In such an affluent country as Australia, where the majority of young people are well fed, sheltered and have every chance of doing well at school and finding a rewarding career, you would expect most to be optimistic and hopeful

Technology will never replace teachers

27 Nov 2012

Science Fiction Films like I Robot and Blade Runner depict a future where robots and replicants carry out tasks humans either cannot or do not want to perform and where technology has dramatically altered society and how people relate to

Chaplains' guiding role

5 Nov 2012

Those opposed to the chaplains in schools program, funded by the Federal Government, and other secular critics applauded the High Court decision in June that the program is unconstitutional. The fact that the program, introduced in 1997 when John Howard

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