A child’s nursery sign has long been a fixture of Australian families.
But it has also long been the subject of controversy.
In recent years, the sign has been at the centre of a growing campaign to remove the sign.
Parents say they want it removed, as it has become a source of social distancing for children, who have often felt the need to hide from their families.
The sign is a popular element in some areas of Sydney, with some schools featuring it in their curriculum.
It was designed in the 1890s, when the Royal Australian Army was at its peak and many families were working in the city.
However, the Royal Academy of Art, which was founded in Australia, has maintained it is a “public good” and that the sign is “a reminder to our children that they are not alone”.
Its director, Dr Helen Breen, said the sign had been around for 200 years.
“It’s been a part of our heritage since the 18th century,” she said.
But it has been a contentious issue, and a lot of people feel it does not reflect the realities of modern life.
Dr Breen said there was also a strong argument that it was damaging to children.
She said the Royal academy of art’s sign has helped promote the idea that children should be “self-sufficient”.
“If children are not going to feel connected, then they are going to have problems in their relationships with other people,” she explained.
This year, the Australian Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ACCCAP) has proposed a change to the sign that would allow it to remain, but in a “disembodied, contextualised form”.
ACCCPA president Dr Sarah Smith said the signs “can have a significant effect on children’s development”.
She suggested it was time to re-think the sign’s “role in our society”.
Dr Smith said it was important to keep the signs in place, and to encourage children to feel “at home” with their parents.
We should not allow a sign to be just an extension of the family, she said, and “that’s the challenge”.
There are signs in the school that have been around in the area for hundreds of years, she added.
ACCDPA president and co-founder Dr Sarah Macmillan said it is important to recognise the importance of the signs.
People are “not happy with the way that the signage is being used in some parts of the country”, she said but she also noted that children would be “less likely to be isolated” if they did not see the signs, or were not taught the importance that the signs should be in place.
There is also a case for having the signs changed, she suggested, “because if we do change the signs the signs will be less relevant to our culture”.
What you need to know about: The Royal Academy Of Art’s sign The Royal Academy’s sign was created by the RAA at the height of the First World War, and it remains a “constant reminder to the community”.
It’s an important symbol in the Australian psyche because of its importance to the RCA.
RACP’s Sarah MacMillan says it is time for the Royal, Australian Academy of Arts sign to go.
I think that we have a responsibility to have the signs around, to be able to use them to convey information, and also to be open to the idea of change.
So, I think that it is an issue that should be considered.
Children in particular, they need to be exposed to the meaning of the sign and to the context that it has to provide.
What to do if you’re concerned about your child’s safety: If you think there is a danger to your child, call 000 and speak to a child safety officer.
If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
A sign in your area may have been modified to allow for the removal of the ‘L’ and ‘D’ on it.