Jonny Shannon

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Cyber Safe, Cyber Bullying & Online Protection

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 14, 2018 4:12:20 PM

Living in the world in which parole “it didn’t happen if it’s not online” could be considered as a single line manual for 21st century, raises the questions (and sometimes eyebrows) regarding conceptualization of privacy and safety of our content. Since it is very unlikely that we will migrate to the offline world, here are the cornerstones of internet safety that every student needs to know:

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Topics: cyberbullying, CyberSafety, CyberSafe, DigitalFootPrint

Has The Over Sexualisation of Media  caused Anxiety in our Teens?

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 13, 2018 1:42:40 PM


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Topics: anxiety, sexualisation, media

Different Types of Bullying

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 13, 2018 1:37:10 PM


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Topics: calm, anger, cyberbullying, bullying

Keeping Cool While Online

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 13, 2018 1:30:19 PM


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Topics: calm, anger

Resilience & Grit for Teenagers

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 13, 2018 1:21:16 PM
Resilience is usually built on 3 major social connection point or pillars; strong connection at;

1. School,
2. Home 
3. Sport, Work or Hobbie Teams.

With stronger connection comes better resilience or another definition; "The ability to get through hard times in a healthy way". Connection is Key. Please see how to make friends for more info about how to make connection with others. One of the best books I read regarding resilience was the book Grit by Angela Duckworth. Book Here. Ted Talk Here. 

Her book was a scientific study into what creates resilience. The two major points again where; Connection & a Set Goal you work on everyday, no matter what. I think having goals needs to be talked about again. Goals create hope. They create an image of what you believe life could look like in the future. But a goal without action towards that goal everyday makes us feel like we're not in control.  

Below is a free infographic I created to make is simple which I expand more in this article. 


Most parents and caregivers these days try pretty hard to shield kids from mistakes and bad experiences. But we all know that’s an impossible task. Most, if not all teens will experience something traumatic at some point, whether it’s severe, like…

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Topics: resilience, grit

7 Proven Ways To Make Friends Quickly in High School

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 13, 2018 1:01:50 PM

I always found it difficult to make friends with people to the point of being anxious. People find this difficult to believe but I used to walk around school pretty much on my own. I wanted to meet people, I wanted to make friends and I wanted others to be interested in me, but it just didn’t happen. I was a nice guy. I was interesting. I was ready to make friends but I couldn’t get people to like me. I was going about it all the wrong way. I put all of my energy in trying to persuade other kids that I was interesting. But when I realized that trying to get others to be interested in me wasn’t working I changed the way I acted. Being interested in others was my key to unlocking the door to making friends. On the back of this I started to make friends really fast. I made more quality friends in a few weeks than I had done in all my previous school years out together. But you need to know how to do this. Here is my guide to the 7 proven ways to make friends quickly in high school & below a Free poster on an additional 4 ways that can also help; 

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Topics: Friends, social, make friends

Drugs, Alcohol, Addiction and How We Can Help

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 13, 2018 11:47:28 AM

What is Addiction?

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Topics: Addiction, drugs

Young Australians and Body Image

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 12, 2018 6:26:14 PM
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Topics: BodyImage

Teens with Anxiety - 5 Ways to Support them

Posted by Jonny Shannon on Sep 12, 2018 4:29:20 PM


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Topics: anxiety