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The news items below are from the past fortnight. News from the past 3 months can be found in the Archive section. News items are also included under each of the Topics headings.

Exploring the issue of violence among young males in Australia

An article in The Conversation looks at the reasons why young men continue to behave violently in urban areas, and the culture of male violence generally. Original article

31 Oct 2014

Read about how important mobile phones are to our teens

The vast majority (89%) of 14–17-year-olds have mobiles; young people talk candidly about what they use them for. Original article

31 Oct 2014

CPR should be taught in schools

Young people are not immune from heart problems; a leading cardiologist would like to see CPR as part of the school curriculum so that more lives can be saved. Original story

31 Oct 2014

UN report card on young people makes for grim reading

UNICEF has just released a report card about child wellbeing in 41 countries, and the effected of the economic crisis in Europe have been marked for children and young people although Australia did relatively well. Original story

31 Oct 2014

Children of the recession: the impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries

This UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million. Original article

30 Oct 2014

Conference: Generation Jobless

A conference addressing the complex issues involved with global youth unemployment was held in New York recently.  Original article

30 Oct 2014

Grants for NFPs supporting disadvantaged youth

UN LTD, the foundation representing Australia’s media, marketing and advertising industry, is calling on charities dedicated to UNdoing youth disadvantage to submit proposals for support in 2015. Original article

30 Oct 2014

Study reveals that young workers want a promotion or to leave

The ‘Life of a Professional’ survey by online professional network LinkedIn found that the size of the pay cheque was one of the main things keeping young people at the same workplace for more than two years. Original article

30 Oct 2014

Well-known psychologist to support Young and Well CRC

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg has been appointed to work with the CRC’s Youth Brains Trust and researchers to develop the Young and Well CRC’s Digital Education program for young people. Original story

29 Oct 2014

Plan wisely for teen parties

In response the recently released app called KickOn, which allows people to find out where local parties are taking place, Grog Watch has listed some tips for safe, fun teen parties. Original story

29 Oct 2014

UK research finds music lifts depression for young people

In a study of more than 250 young people researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that music therapy had significant benefits for young people suffering behavioural and emotional problems. Original story

29 Oct 2014

Technology company chips in to help youth

The technology company Symantec has donated more than$250,000 to beyondblue to be used specifically to help young people to become more resilient in the face of cyberbullying. Original story

29 Oct 2014

Health indicators for Remote Service Delivery communities: a summary report

This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides information on health care and services in 29 Indigenous communities. This information was compiled to inform an evaluation of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery. Original article

28 Oct 2014

#GameOn: new cybersmart short film launches nationally

The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart program launched its new cybersafety videos, #GameOn, simultaneously across classrooms Australia-wide. It is the first coordinated virtual launch for school students via state education departments’ ‘virtual classroom’ platforms and the Cybersmart website. Original article

28 Oct 2014

Stress management and youth homelessness

Many homeless young people think about suicide. Does working with them and their parents on communication, parenting, and stress management make a difference? A recent study of 11-14 year olds in New York City finds that it might. Original article

28 Oct 2014

Everyone’s a jerk to everyone online, but young women have it the worst

Pew Research has released a report on internet harassment which shows that young women aged 18-24 are more frequently the victims of online harassment. Original article

28 Oct 2014

Infographic: a snapshot of Australia’s child protection services

As a part of its series covering child protection issues, The Conversation has compiled data from a variety of sources to present a picture of the demand for and nature of child protection services across the country. Original article

28 Oct 2014

The state of play: alcohol in Victoria

This report from the Foundation for Alcoholic Research and Education (FARE) aims to provide a summary of the current environment in which alcohol is made available and sold in Victoria and to quantify the extent of alcohol harms and trends in harms over time. Original article

27 Oct 2014

Photo essay: Teenage culture from 1948 to today

The Herald Sun presents photos of young Australians from the past 60+ years.  Original article

27 Oct 2014

Opinion: Young people need innovation training

Jeremy Liddle, president of G20 YEA Australia, writes about A new initiative aims to promote entrepreneurship training. Original article

27 Oct 2014

Gendered violence in videogaming communities

Female video game developers and critics in Australia say they have been threatened with rape and murder as part of a vicious dispute that has gripped the global gaming community. Original article

27 Oct 2014

Support in tough times: Encouraging young people to seek help for their friends

A new report developed by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) and the NSW Mental Health Commission shows schools can improve the lives of students by recognising the important role of friends in seeking adult help for young people with mental health problems. Original article

24 Oct 2014

Researchers using social media for youth study

The Hunter Research Foundation will use social media as part of a study into why many young people find it difficult to transition from education to employment. Original article

24 Oct 2014

Equity in education

A number of recent reports and reviews look at ways to provide education equality in Australia. More information

24 Oct 2014

Radicalisation of youth: Current discussion

The concern for the involvement of young Australians in ISIS activities has been growing. Recent discussion has turned to looking at policy development as a way of addressing the issue. More information

24 Oct 2014

What sort of people do we want young Australians to be?

Andrew Peterson, Senior Lecturer in History and Civics Education at the University of South Australia, discusses the recommendations from the Review of the Australian Curriculum and the noted absence of moral and ethical development in past curricula. Original article

24 Oct 2014

Research project into wellbeing of young people with vision impairment

Researcher with Monash University would like to work with young people aged 12-25 years old with a vision impairment to learn more about how they feel their vision impairment affects their life and wellbeing, and what strategies they use to manage it. Original article

22 Oct 2014

State and territory finalists announced for Young Australian of the Year 2015

The overall winner will be chosen from these state and territory finalists and will be announced on the eve of Australia Day in January. Check out some amazing young people from across Australia on the Australian of the Year Awards website. Original story

22 Oct 2014

CanTeen launch a new website

The Australian youth cancer charity has set up an Online Support Platform, a tool that will help the 23,000 young Australians diagnosed with cancer each year. Original story

22 Oct 2014

What the Millenials are really thinking

The Millennials, or Generation Y youth, are a generation of socially responsible young people who have the power to change the way society operates and believe in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Original story

22 Oct 2014

How can we best help young jobseekers

An article from the UK Guardian looks at the attitude of politicians towards young jobseekers, and concludes that the political classes need to show more empathy. Original story

22 Oct 2014

Young and Well CRC: Putting Technology into Practice

Collating the best available evidence, researchers conducted a comprehensive literature review exploring how technology has been used to engage young people in face-to-face clinical services, as an adjunct to face-to-face treatment and the interventions employed to promote the uptake of technologies by professionals in practice. Original article

21 Oct 2014

SBS Insight: Violent Femmes

Although males are responsible for most violent assaults in Australia, there has been an increase in violent offences committed by females, many of them aged 14-25. Victims and perpetrators discuss why.  Original article

21 Oct 2014

Young Carers Bursary program

The Young Carer Bursary Programme provided by Carers Australia assists young carers to continue or return to study. By relieving the financial pressure to undertake part-time work, the programme will help those in greatest need to combine education with caring responsibilities. Original article

21 Oct 2014

'Ice' destroying rural youth

ABC News reports on how crystal meth has affected the rural town of Smithton in Tasmania's north west, particularly young people and the limited services supporting them in the region. Original article

21 Oct 2014

The impacts of gambling on families and young people

A recording is now available online from the recent Child Family Community Australia webinar on the impact of problem gambling on families and current research into gambling and young people. Original article

21 Oct 2014

Exploring the issue of violence among young males in Australia

An article in The Conversation looks at the reasons why young men continue to behave violently in urban areas, and the culture of male violence generally. Original article

31 Oct 2014

Read about how important mobile phones are to our teens

The vast majority (89%) of 14–17-year-olds have mobiles; young people talk candidly about what they use them for. Original article

31 Oct 2014

CPR should be taught in schools

Young people are not immune from heart problems; a leading cardiologist would like to see CPR as part of the school curriculum so that more lives can be saved. Original story

31 Oct 2014

UN report card on young people makes for grim reading

UNICEF has just released a report card about child wellbeing in 41 countries, and the effected of the economic crisis in Europe have been marked for children and young people although Australia did relatively well. Original story

31 Oct 2014

Children of the recession: the impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries

This UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million. Original article

30 Oct 2014

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