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The Australian Securities & Investments Commission ("ASIC") have recently released a new public resource called ASIC MoneySmart Teaching.
This free resource is designed to offer parents and teachers practical tips in teaching children about money and the importance of good money habits early on in life. The program, developed in conjunction with State and Territory Education departments, is aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
In a video released to the media Deputy Chair of ASIC, Peter Kell, said, "Research tells us that many teenagers already have experience with financial matters, with over 80% of 15 year olds having a bank account, 73% earning money outside school hours and about 90% of 14-17 years olds owning a mobile phone".
You can find out more about the program by visiting ASIC MoneySmart Teaching.