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Patrick Burton

Patrick Burton

    Online risks for children are balanced by opportunities
    Online risks for children are balanced by opportunities
    For many parents, young people’s enthusiastic use of technologies such as cellphones and the internet is a worry. South African youth, even those...
    Cracking the whip won’t stop the violence ravaging schools
    Cracking the whip won’t stop the violence ravaging schools
    The many acts of violence in South African schools, from pupils assaulting each other to attacks on teachers, has led to a frenzy of finger-pointing, blame-shifting and calls for untenable, unconstitutional and ultimately very harmful responses. None of this serves any useful...