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‘Being 12 in 2012’ – Nicole Brady

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A colleague recently reminded me that today’s 12-year-olds were born in the year 2000. This thought-provoking article explores some themes from their ‘turbo-charged’ lives. What impact is technology, and just being 12 in a new century and millennium having on these 12-year-olds, their parents and by inference, their teachers?

The article written by Nicole Brady and published in 

The Age
on June 24, 2012

…On one level, being 12 in 2012 is the same as it ever was; on another, it is as though the volume has been pushed to full blast. ”Turbo-charged” is how some adolescent psychologists describe the lives, turmoils and peer group pressures faced by today’s crop of nearly-teenagers…

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Author: Sandra England

Learning & Teaching Coordinator F-12 at Gilson College, an Adventist Schools Victoria school. Twitter: @GCLandT or @sandy_e

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