Australia’s courts and gender dysphoria
Australia’s courts oversee the treatment for some children experiencing gender dysphoria, but University of Melbourne research asks if there's an alternative.
We have to stop child sexual abuse before it happens
A University of Melbourne expert says the shorter sentences handed down for child sexual abuse in Australia tells us the system isn’t working and has to change
Uncovering the triggers of severe COVID-19 in kids
New University of Melbourne research finds that proteins in the blood may tell us the triggers of severe COVID-19 in children.
What we know about our children after 2021
2021 brought challenges for children, parents, carers and educators; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we need to focus on for the future
When kids get stressed out by the stress of others
Empathy is vital for our social functioning. But new University of Melbourne research finds that children who are particularly empathic are also more anxious.
The facts of vaccinating our kids against COVID-19
Does the risk versus benefit equation justify having my Year 7 child vaccinated against COVID-19? A University of Melbourne expert says the clear answer is yes
Parenting during lockdown
COVID-19 restrictions made 2020 a challenging year for many parents; University of Melbourne research asks how it all affected their levels of life satisfaction
Victorian kids’ mental health hit hardest during 2020
The pandemic affected the mental health of young Victorian children more than those in other states in 2020 says study including University of Melbourne experts
Children with same-sex parents outperform others in school
Same-sex-parented children outperform their peers in many areas of academic achievement finds a new study led by the University of Melbourne.
Should schools close during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Research including the University of Melbourne finds schools are unlikely to play a role in COVID-19 community transmission, provided key measures are in place.