Children’s mental health throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Natalie Escobar, Reporter

May 17, 2020

Throughout these tough times, many of us have struggled with our mental health. Although, many people might not realise that COVID-19 has also impacted children’s mental health. Kids Helpline has been one way children who are struggling through the pandemic can find support. According to Kids...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 2, 2017

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

Adoption troubles

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Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017

Research reveals high a BMI can prevent people from adopting. The research by not-for-profit organisation, Adopt Change, has revealed that body mass index, more commonly known as BMI, now plays a significant part in child adoption. To calculate someone’s BMI you take their weight and height ...

Wheelchairs For Kids

Photo Credit: Don Kidson, Distribution Manager of WFK

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017

What happens to disabled children in developing countries who need a wheelchair but can’t afford one? Wheelchairs For Kids helps. Wheelchairs For Kids is an organisation whose aim is to provide wheelchairs for disabled children all over the world, especially in developing countries. The charity...

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Kids will enjoy a reading by the Kylie Howarth of her new book 1,2 Pirate stew, as part of her art workshop. Photo credit: Kylie Howarth.

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 16, 2017

Become a cartoonist, writer or a potato painter at the Act-Belong-Commit HeARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival 2017. The month long festival begins with an open day on Saturday, 20 May, at Midland Junction Arts Centre from 10am to 3pm. Families can book into a free workshop...

Afghan girls skate towards brighter future

Afghanistan girls lining up to skate

Penny Thomas, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015

Young Afghan girls are taking to the streets to showcase their skateboarding skills. If this sounds odd to you, it sure took me by surprise too. These girls have learnt how to skate through an organisation called Skateistan. Skateistan is a non-government organisation that combines skateboardin...

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Funding to support victims of domestic violence has been confirmed, but only for a short time.

Thomas Powell, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015

A $230 million government investment in domestic violence services has been met with a lukewarm reception, with fears it is merely a short-term solution to the problem. The national funding, confirmed this week by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, is to be rolled out over two years and...

Ninja trainers needed for WA’s CoderDojo

Ninja trainers needed for WA's CoderDojo

Hanifa Abdiraihan, Staff reporter

March 11, 2015

In a world driven by apps, everyone needs to know something about code — that's the motivation behind CoderDojo, a group dedicated to increasing the number of computer programers in the world. CoderDojo WA is the Western Australian branch of CoderDojo, a not-for-profit, community-run organisation...

Crime higher among kids with ADHD

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Marion Print, Student Broadcaster

September 4, 2014

Children with ADHD are twice as likely to commit crimes than those without the mental health condition, according to new research conducted by the Telethon Kids Institute. Marion Print reports. ...

Push for more asylum-seeking kids to be released into community

Almost 1550 children will be released by the end of this year.

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2014

UPDATE Australasia's largest specialist medical college, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), is stressed the importance of releasing all children from detention centres ahead of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection's appearance at today's final public hearing for the inquiry...

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