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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 

Qld's 'Safe Night Out' results

The 'Safe Night Out' strategy is an action plan to restore responsible behaviour and respect, stamp out alcohol and drug-related violence and ensure Queensland’s nightlife is safe for all. Original article

24 Apr 2014

A new approach to cut death toll of young people in road accidents

Young drivers unfortunately make up a significant proportion of road fatalities and injuries. However, efforts to reduce accident numbers have not achieved much success. Original article

24 Apr 2014

Screenagers face troubling addictions from an early age

Technology literate young people are able to navigate online worlds with ease, but has this ability come at a price? Original article

24 Apr 2014

FYA Propeller Project: Alive

One of the projects featured in the FYA Propeller Project is 'Alive', a campaign started by a young woman who, following the suicide of a close friend, identified the need for others to understand the warning signs of suicide. Original article

24 Apr 2014

Companies freeloading on unprotected interns

Lengthy unpaid internships, long a feature of the American and European labour markets, have become mainstream in Australia over the past two decades. Original article

23 Apr 2014

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