Some people love them; some people hate them. Their desirability has been discussed at length, with cost; practicality; and their ability to influence academic performance traditionally at the centre of the debate.
Smacking and physical punishment
People often have strong opinions about whether smacking is right or wrong, helpful or harmful, or whether parents should even have the right to smack their children. It can be overwhelming for parents when outsiders, including other parents, onlookers, politicians or various experts, weigh into the debate about how they should raise their children.
Reducing the voting age
Some people complain about political campaigns and having to line up at the ballot box to cast their vote in what can feel like an endless cycle of federal and state elections. Yet, for some young Australians, voting is a privilege that remains out of their reach. Around the world, the desire to provide young people with an opportunity to vote is gaining momentum.
A new baby. A toddler taking their first steps. A child’s first day at school. A teenager getting their driver’s licence or securing their first job. They are all amazing milestones in a young person’s life – worthy of much celebration! And often, proud parents will try to capture these precious moments on video or in photographs. Some will even choose to keep their friends and family in the loop by sharing the exciting news over social media. But children and young people do not always enjoy featuring in their parents’ online status updates.