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Sam Dastyari says banks are building data profiles ‘from kids as young as five’

Labor senator says committee investigating credit card fees has been shown evidence banks are sending credit card offers to people as soon as they turn 18

The head of a parliamentary committee investigating credit card fees fears Australian children are being groomed by banks hoping to cash in on their spending later in life.

Labor’s Sam Dastyari said while children should have bank accounts, they should not be taught about finances by banking institutions.

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Boy, 14, added to police database after sexting female classmate

Boy reveals that incident, where he sent a naked image of himself to classmate who then shared it with others, might be flagged during CRB checksA 14-year-old boy has revealed that he was added to a police database after he sent a naked image of himsel…
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Middle East and North Africa unrest has destroyed young dreams, says Unicef

Education in nine states across region disrupted by violence and political upheaval, affecting schooling of almost 14 million children, claims agency

Enduring conflicts and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are stopping almost 14 million children from going to school and shattering “the hopes and dreams” of a generation, according to a new report from the UN children’s agency, Unicef.

The study says the education systems in nine states – Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, the Palestinian territories, Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey – are now either directly or indirectly affected by violence.

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Goth teenagers at higher risk of depression, study finds

Researchers find increased tendency towards clinical depression and self-harm, but it is unclear whether membership of subculture is a cause or a symptom

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Teenagers who identify as goths have a three times higher risk of depression than non-goth peers, researchers have said.

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Gayby Baby director: our families are told they are worth less – video

Gayby Baby director Maya Newell and producer Charlotte Mars defend their documentary about children with same-sex parents, saying it has become politicised but, in reality, is not an advocacy film. On Thursday the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, condemned the New South Wales goverment’s decision to ban the documentary from high school classes

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