Concerns about the environment regularly rate highly in surveys canvasing young people about the issues they find of greatest concern to their future. This topic covers young people's views on the environment, their involvement in environmental causes and concerns for the future of the environment.
For issues about including young people's needs in civic planning and their use of public spaces, please see the topic Public space.
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
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