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21 Sep ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Have you ever heard of teachers at a school being bullied, instead of students? Although we generally hear about kids being bullied,  teachers can also suffer bullying. This can be at the hand of students, and even other teachers, including, on occasion principals.   As a result of bullying in...

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14 Sep ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Have you ever heard of Animal Assisted Therapy? You may have heard about dogs who alleviate PTSD, horses that cure ADHD and dolphins who can relieve depression: these are different forms of Animal Assisted Therapy. The idea behind Animal Assisted Therapy is that of relying on animals to...

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07 Sep ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Have you ever heard of "Roasting"? Roasting is term that has been around for a long time. It means a severe criticism or reprimand on something or someone. Sometimes roasting is meant as helpful criticism or just to get a laugh, but sometimes, it is also...

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31 Aug ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Have you ever heard of "Surf Therapy"? Surf Therapy, also known as surf and ocean therapy, is a form of therapy for people - mostly active duty Marines and veterans - with PTSD. The statics on PTSD are alarming: one in three combat troops report symptoms...

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24 Aug ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Have you ever heard of Safety Decision Aid? Safety Decision Aid is an American website for women who are experiencing domestic violence. The website has as an objective that of helping victims assess their level of risk and come up with an individualised safety plan. It also informs users...

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21 Aug Safety at Home: tips for prevention

By Roberta Formosa, VSM Intern Considering that last year's annual Crime Report published by criminologist Prof. Saviour Formosa showed that of 17,298 total offences, more than half were thefts, it is crucial to talk of prevention. Whilst some of the following tips may appear obvious to some, they are...

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27 Jul ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Laws are informed by culture and in turn, mould culture and customs. What is illegal in one country, might be allowed and consequently, socially acceptable in another. There are a number of 'unsuspected' laws around the world, that you may be interested to know about: Japan: Japan's...

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