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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 

International approaches to child protection: What can Australia learn?

The provision of child protection services varies considerably across the world. This paper from the Australian Institute of Family Studies offers a broad overview of some of the main approaches to child protection used internationally. Original article

29 Jul 2014

Australia loses international students at its own peril

Since the 2009 peak, numbers have been steadily dropping, dipping to a low of 515,813 international students enrolled in Australian institutions in 2012. Original article

29 Jul 2014

New job seeking requirements in the media

Media reports on the new requirements for job seekers have focused on the potential difficulties faced by job seekers and employers. More information

29 Jul 2014

Educational outcomes, experimental estimates, Tasmania, 2006-2013

This release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics presents information on the socioeconomic context of school achievement in Tasmania and the outcomes for Tasmanian Year 12 graduates and early school leavers, such as further study and participation in the labour market. Original article

29 Jul 2014

Research: Linkages between family structures and reslience in Aboriginal youth

This research investigates whether the profile of factors protecting psychosocial functioning of high risk exposed Australian Aboriginal youth are the same as those promoting psychosocial functioning in low risk exposed youth. Original article

29 Jul 2014

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