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Technology

This topic has 2 main areas:

  • young people using information and communication technologies, including cyberbullying
  • the youth sector using information and communication technologies to engage young people 

For information about young people and the media, see the Media topic.

Feature

The highs and lows of social networking

Recent research shows that young people benefit greatly from using social networking sites (SNS) to keep them connected and build up their resilience. But another new report finds that young people do not seem to be very clued up when it comes to the legal pitfalls of using SNS.

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

 

Policies, legislation and frameworks

Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety
www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jscc/index.htm 

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

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