Thomas struggles to accept his brother
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Thomas struggles to accept his brother

Clip from The Black Balloon

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Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. ...

Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena

Acceptance, support and family bonds
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Acceptance, support and family bonds

Clip from The Black Balloon

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Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to ...

Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".

New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder
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New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder

Clip from The Black Balloon

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Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids ...

Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new

Kindness, understanding and frustration
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Kindness, understanding and frustration

Clip from The Black Balloon

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During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage ...

During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.

Living with Asperger's syndrome
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Living with Asperger's syndrome

Clip from Behind the News Special

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Declan takes Behind the News viewers into his life to demonstrate what it is like living with Asperger's syndrome.

Declan takes Behind the News viewers into his life to demonstrate what it is like living with Asperger's syndrome.

Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys
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Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys

Clip from The Castle

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Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money ...

Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)

Social media anxiety
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Social media anxiety

Clip from Behind the News

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Do you ever see things that your friends post online and feel like everyone else is having more fun than you Or they're prettier or cooler than you This is a pretty common ...

Do you ever see things that your friends post online and feel like everyone else is having more fun than you Or they're prettier or cooler than you This is a pretty common reaction as people try to post the best version of themselves online even if it's not always accurate. Meet a social media star who gained lots of followers and success developing the perfect image but who now says people shouldn't set unrealistic standards on social media.

Immigrants and refugees attend welcome camp
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Immigrants and refugees attend welcome camp

Clip from Behind the News

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Moving into a new country as an immigrant or a refugee can be kind of scary which is why a welcome camp led by students is such a great idea. Through hiking and camping, they ...

Moving into a new country as an immigrant or a refugee can be kind of scary which is why a welcome camp led by students is such a great idea. Through hiking and camping, they bond with the new students and give them the opportunity to make new friends and learn about each other's cultures.

Jealousy, anxiety and new friends
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Jealousy, anxiety and new friends

Clip from Hating Alison Ashley

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Ms Belmont ridicules the students for their poorly researched essays on Greenland. Alison is the only student to receive praise. Alison Ashley, the new girl, arrives. In ...

Ms Belmont ridicules the students for their poorly researched essays on Greenland. Alison is the only student to receive praise. Alison Ashley, the new girl, arrives. In contrast to the class' darker and mooted fashion, Alison is cast in a glowing soft light similar to the style use to distinguished private education in the opening sequence. Erica gives Alison the tour, discovering they aren't so similar in the end. Erica becomes anxious that Alison will overshadow her.

Friendship, family and feeling left out
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Friendship, family and feeling left out

Clip from Hating Alison Ashley

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Alison upsets Erica by insulting the low academic and social standards of her high school. Later, Alison visits Erica at home and meets her family. Erica, embarrassed by her ...

Alison upsets Erica by insulting the low academic and social standards of her high school. Later, Alison visits Erica at home and meets her family. Erica, embarrassed by her family and social position, invents stories about their "real" lives. Alison plays along. Erica walks Alison home but on the way is ditched by Alison for her other friends.

Perseverance, acceptance and personal growth
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Perseverance, acceptance and personal growth

Clip from Hating Alison Ashley

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On opening night Lennie Grubb gives Erica a pep talk, persuading her to continue with the play. After sorting out the props she is sent back to her dorm by Ms Belmont where ...

On opening night Lennie Grubb gives Erica a pep talk, persuading her to continue with the play. After sorting out the props she is sent back to her dorm by Ms Belmont where she finds a hardcopy of her play complied by Alison. She realises all she has missed and goes back to watch the final act. Alison invites her on stage to accept the applause. Erica realises what she has to do and goes outside to find Alison.

New parents and school camps
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New parents and school camps

Clip from Hating Alison Ashley

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Lennie Grubb drives Erica to camp drop-off and tries to talk to Erica about his marrying her mother. The conversation goes badly and Lennie accidently tells Erica some hurtful ...

Lennie Grubb drives Erica to camp drop-off and tries to talk to Erica about his marrying her mother. The conversation goes badly and Lennie accidently tells Erica some hurtful truths about her father. Erica tells Lennie he will never be her stepfather. Alison and Erica are assigned cabins together, much to their annoyance. Erica and Barry Holis have a flirtatious altercation in the dining hall.

Erica tries to help Alison and runs away from camp
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Erica tries to help Alison and runs away from camp

Clip from Hating Alison Ashley

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Erica overhears Alison on the phone to her mother and realises Alison's life might not be so perfect after all. Feeling sympathetic, Erica impersonates Ms Belmont to Alison's ...

Erica overhears Alison on the phone to her mother and realises Alison's life might not be so perfect after all. Feeling sympathetic, Erica impersonates Ms Belmont to Alison's mother imploring her to notice her daughter. The plan backfires and they both get into trouble. Alison doesn't let her explain her actions. Erica decides she has to leave Camp Desolation and ventures to the next town, but is found by Ms Belmont.

Life, death and responsibility
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Life, death and responsibility

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

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Omri returns home with his friend Patrick, finding his brothers inspecting Little Bear's longhouse. Omri orders them out and searches for Little Bear. Patrick is amazed to see ...

Omri returns home with his friend Patrick, finding his brothers inspecting Little Bear's longhouse. Omri orders them out and searches for Little Bear. Patrick is amazed to see the figurine alive, begging Omri to transform one for him. Omri refuses, having learnt of the responsibility of such a transformation. While Omri is downstairs, Patrick goes against his wishes and transforms a cowboy called Boohoo Boone. Boohoo Boone presents a danger to Little Bear and is placed in a drawer. Omri takes Li

Stereotypes, respect and learning to communicate
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Stereotypes, respect and learning to communicate

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

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Omri awakens to find Little Bear and Boohoo Boone fighting. Boohoo Boone insults Little Bear with American frontier language. Omri is worried by their fighting but still ...

Omri awakens to find Little Bear and Boohoo Boone fighting. Boohoo Boone insults Little Bear with American frontier language. Omri is worried by their fighting but still decides to take both men to school. At school, Patrick demands to carry the two men. Little Bear and Boohoo Boone are forced to communicate while Omri and Patrick are in class, ultimately finding common ground. As Omri leaves class, his teacher praises his knowledge of Iroquois culture. Patrick threatens to reveal their secret,

Omri learns that all actions have consequences
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Omri learns that all actions have consequences

Clip from The Indian In The Cupboard

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Omri return home to find that Little Bear has built the longhouse. Omri shows Little Bear a Mohawk chieftain figurine he has brought for his longbow. When the chieftain dies ...

Omri return home to find that Little Bear has built the longhouse. Omri shows Little Bear a Mohawk chieftain figurine he has brought for his longbow. When the chieftain dies from shock, Little Bear requests a proper burial. Seeing that Omri is upset, Little Bear asks him about his experience of death. Realising Omri is only a child, Little Bear tells him not to practice magic he doesn't understand. Downstairs, Omri tells his father he is old enough now to go to the shops alone.

Jessie grieves loss of best friend Leslie
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Jessie grieves loss of best friend Leslie

Clip from Bridge To Terabithia

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Jessie goes to the museum with his music teacher and discovers paintings and artistic contraptions he's never seen. When he gets home, his family is in a panic about his ...

Jessie goes to the museum with his music teacher and discovers paintings and artistic contraptions he's never seen. When he gets home, his family is in a panic about his whereabouts and inform him that Leslie drowned in the river earlier that day. Jessie is in disbelief and his family attempt to support him. In class, Jessie stands up to a bully and finds Leslie meant a lot to others around her too.

Jessie finds a way to keep Leslie close
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Jessie finds a way to keep Leslie close

Clip from Bridge To Terabithia

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Distraught and confused, Jessie returns to Terabithia. May Belle tries to follow him, but he pushes her away. Jack finds Jessie and consoles him, telling him not to give up ...

Distraught and confused, Jessie returns to Terabithia. May Belle tries to follow him, but he pushes her away. Jack finds Jessie and consoles him, telling him not to give up that special thing Leslie inspired. Jessie recognises he can keep Leslie alive in his memory. He decides to make amends with May Belle and create a safe passage into Terabithia with the skills Leslie taught him. The next day, he invites May Belle to Terabithia and crowns her the future leader.