Some weekend reading

Cat on laptop

(Photo: acebrand)

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on families, community engagement or environmental sustainability, but not necessarily.

Govt enlists Minecraft for youth consultation from InDaily News – The South Australian State Government is using the video game Minecraft to get help from students in Years 4-7 in designing their national parks.

Spying on your kid’s phone with Teensafe will only undermine trust by Tonya Rooney via The Conversation – “Teenagers have always had secret parts of their lives, and a trusting relationship with a parent is a better antidote to the risks they may encounter than a one-size-fits-all monitoring device that carries with it the potential to undermine that trust.”

Scientists Have Feelings Too by Faith Kearns via Hippo Reads – the importance of emotions in academia.

Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds from The Guardian – A summary of a new report from the Australian Academy of Science

The Moral Bucket List by David Brooks via The New York Times – some characteristics of “deeply good people”

Charged up: the history and development of batteries by Jose Alarco and Peter Talbot via the Conversation – a brief history of batteries. The video of an advert for a mobile (or cell) phone from the 1980s is worth watching!

One from my vaults

A 10 year old’s birthday party – trying to have a great party without going overboard

Please let me know of anything you think is worth posting.

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. Obama (with an anger translator) on climate change
  3. A song for Sunday – Imagine (by Playing for Change)
  4. Saturday quote (by Eleanor Roosevelt)

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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