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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 

Fact sheet: Building reslience in young people

The Australian Youth Mentoring Network (AYMN) has released a new fact sheet for mentors to help develop resilience in the young people they're mentoring. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Hang on, youths already earn and learn

Greg Jericho comments in the ABC's The Drum that the fact that most young Australians are already either earning or learning - at rates that have increased over the years - is often overlooked. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Disadvantaged places in urban Australia: analysing socio-economic diversity and housing market performance

This report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute includes information about affordability and access to housing for young people. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Building Blocks: Best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people, Edition two

This report from the Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia presents best practice and promising programs that have been shown to – or have strong potential to – improve the wellbeing of Western Australian children and young people. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Explainer: why does the teenage brain need more sleep?

This article from The Conversation presents information about brain development during adolescence and references current studies investigating changing sleep patterns in young people. Original article

25 Jul 2014

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