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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.


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

Children of the recession: the impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries

This UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million. Original article

30 Oct 2014

Conference: Generation Jobless

A conference addressing the complex issues involved with global youth unemployment was held in New York recently.  Original article

30 Oct 2014

Grants for NFPs supporting disadvantaged youth

UN LTD, the foundation representing Australia’s media, marketing and advertising industry, is calling on charities dedicated to UNdoing youth disadvantage to submit proposals for support in 2015. Original article

30 Oct 2014

Study reveals that young workers want a promotion or to leave

The ‘Life of a Professional’ survey by online professional network LinkedIn found that the size of the pay cheque was one of the main things keeping young people at the same workplace for more than two years. Original article

30 Oct 2014

Well-known psychologist to support Young and Well CRC

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg has been appointed to work with the CRC’s Youth Brains Trust and researchers to develop the Young and Well CRC’s Digital Education program for young people. Original story

29 Oct 2014

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