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Reader Email: My 14yo daughter sent shirtless photos to a boy

July 7, 2023

Hi Rebecca, My daughter has had her phone since the beginning of High School 18 months ago. She has no social media, her phone is only allowed downstairs in the living areas and she is quite controlled with her usage. I have access to her phone and she knows I can check it whenever I want. She has a lovely group of friends with parents who have similar ideas on using phones. She does well at school and although she is quite private, I feel we have a good relationship. We have had many conversations…

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Love Your Body Event: Tuesday 20 April

March 18, 2010

I’m MCing this event for the YWCA in Brisbane on Tuesday 20 April.  Ticket price is just a gold coin donation at the door. Bookings essential. It’ll be…

The Dog Ate My Homework (… and other excuses)

March 18, 2010

I know its been a while since I blogged. But I have an excuse (stop rolling your eyes). I moved house. I moved house with a rambunctious dog…

Sunday Mail column for Sunday 14 March: FIND YOUR TRIBE

March 18, 2010

It’s been a disturbing month. Every time I turn around there’s yet another horror story. Bullying that results in a school stabbing.  A young girl abducted from her…

Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 7 March: Helping orphans in Thailand

March 18, 2010

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means it’s time to donate $10 to a worthy cause. So far hundreds of Sunday Mail readers – working as…

Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 28 February 2010

March 18, 2010

What did you want to be when you were growing up?  I wanted to be the blonde woman out of ABBA, an actress, a teacher, Mrs Donny Osmond,…

Sunday Mail Column: Labour Of Love

February 14, 2010

Today is not a good day for many people. Not because anything particularly horrific has happened. They haven’t – collectively – been fired. Or robbed. Or been told…

Sunday Mail Column: Street Swags

February 7, 2010

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means our First Sunday Club is back! In January I launched the First Sunday Club asking readers to join me…

Sunday Mail column

February 2, 2010

So we’re moving. AGAIN. I know, I know. I move house like someone who’s on the run from the police. But Brad’s job means we get shifted like…

The First Review Is In!

January 30, 2010

Australian Bookseller and Publisher have reviewed Find Your Tribe (and 9 other things I wish I’d known in high school) and awarded it 4.5 stars out of 5.…

Sunday Mail Column 24 January 2010

January 30, 2010

You know what I miss? Mixed tapes. (Insert pause as I reminisce about making slightly lame mixed tapes full of Bangles, Eurythmics and WHAM tunes) Today it’s easy…

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Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

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