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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 

Mentors: The secret sauce in a successful social enterprise

Kylie Wyatt Program Manager at Social Traders start-up incubation program “The Crunch” explains why a mentor should be part of any social enterprise start-up success strategy. Original article

22 Aug 2014

Federal budget 2014-15 fact sheet 2: work for the dole

The Tasmanian Council of Social Services has released a fact sheet that provides a rundown of changes that will occur as a result of the expanded work for the dole program being implemented. Original article 

22 Aug 2014

FUSE: Multicutural youth summit

FUSE is a three day summit in Sydney hosted by the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN), 22 - 24 October 2014. It will bring together the brightest young multicultural leaders from across Australia to build a national network of change-makers. Original article

22 Aug 2014

Australia's first sexting laws to be introduced

The new laws, which will be affect Victorians, will ensure that young people who receive or send raunchy but non-exploitative sexts are spared from child pornography offences and being placed on the sex offenders register. Original article

22 Aug 2014

Young philanthropists key for future

Young philanthropists are a 'greatest natural resource' and according to young social entrepreneur, Hunter Johnson, who spoke at the 2014 Youth in Philanthropy Graduation Ceremony in Melbourne, it is vital that Australia doesn’t leave them behind. Original article

22 Aug 2014

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