This topic has 2 main areas:
For information about young people and the media, see the Media topic.
Read two reports published by the new Cooperative Research Centre for Young People, Technology and Wellbeing (YAW-CRC) that emphasise the benefits of SNS: www.interactivemediarelease.com/ogilvy/yawcrc
Read the report Teenagers, legal risks and social networking sites, published by Monash University, that looks at the legal pitfalls young people may face when using SNS: www.apo.org.au/research/teenagers-legal-risks-and-social-networking-sites
Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety
A Queensland Government draft consultation paper has warned that the state’s youth detention centres are operating permanently over accepted safe capacity levels. Original article
Yarn safe is a youth-led Indigenous mental health campaign, coordinated by Headspace Alice Springs, which aims to increase the number of young indigenous people connecting with the service. Original article
Australian National Imams Council spokesman Sheikh Mohamadu Saleem has said that there is a risk that Australia's military involvement in Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS) militants could result in more young people joining the Islamic State to fight. Original article