The news and events below come from the ACYS news feed and Youth Field Xpress, our monthly newsletter, and the ACYS calendar.

Current news

Local papers in with young readers

A new survey shows those under 35 have a strong link to their local community newspaper. Original article  

12 Sep 2012


Report of the Media Violence Commission

In December, 2011, the International Society for Research on Aggression appointed a special commission to prepare a report to summarize current knowledge about the strength of the link between violent media use and aggression, explain the psychological processes by which violent media may increase the risk of aggressive behavior, and offer practical advice on how parents and policy makers can deal with the issue. Original article  

03 Sep 2012


News media consumption among young Australians: Patterns of use and attitudes towards media reporting

This research, published in Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture & Policy, references results from an online survey of 2296 Australians aged 16-24 that measured news media consumption and perceptions of reporting on illicit drugs. Original article  

18 Jul 2012


Girls on film: Could new regulations stop the sexualisation of children?

The sexualisation of children in the media is attracting greater scrutiny and evoking broader concern, writes Dr Emma Rush from Charles Sturt University. Original article  

24 May 2012


The impact of media on vulnerable children and adolescents

From the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, this briefing paper points out the positive and negative impacts of media on children and young people, with emphasis on the issues faced by those working with them.  Original article  

19 Apr 2012


Sex, kids and advertising

Pressure is mounting for tougher regulation of the advertising industry after widespread criticism of several ads aimed at young girls that some say are no less than corporate paedophilia. Original article

30 Mar 2012


Disability is not a joke

A recent joke about disability by a high-profile social commentator 'reveals a subtle and no doubt unconscious contempt for disabled people that is still rife in our culture' according to Stella Young, editor of ABC's Ramp Up website. Original article  

09 Feb 2012


Sales for monthly youth-focussed magazines are declining

Young people are turning their backs on monthly print publications.  Original article  

12 Aug 2011


ABC Life Matters: Angry Boys

Guests discuss both the fictional angry boys from the ABC show, Angry Boys, and real-world boys - angry and otherwise. Original article  

24 Jun 2011


How does Digital Media impact Youth Political and Civic Engagement?

A discussion with Joseph Kahnem, chair of a newly-formed research network, Youth and Participatory Politics (YaPP) in the US, that is looking at the ways youth are using digital media and the Internet to engage in meaningful ways in civic affairs and social issues. on Original article  

03 Jun 2011


Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Update May 2011

The latest newsletter from ARACY features this month discussions about children's television. Original article  

01 Jun 2011


Privacy Awareness Week 2011

An initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), public and private sector organisations across the Asia Pacific region will celebrate Privacy Awareness Week 2011 with a broad range of a programs and initiatives, all in the interest of promoting awareness of privacy issues. Original article  

02 May 2011


National Youth Week news

National Youth Week 2011 will take place from 1–10 April; a new-look website has just been launched. Check it out at:  

24 Dec 2010


Young people take to the silver screen

A report just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that young people aged 15 to 17 are the among the most fervent cinema-goers in Australia, with 93% of them going at least once to the cinema in 2009–10.[email protected]/mediareleasesbyCatalogue/2982450DCACF53E3CA256DCC007A3516?Opendocument  

24 Dec 2010


Tune In Not Out

Tune In Not Out provides 24hr TV for life's challenges, such as alcohol, drugs, mental health, exams and relationships. The website is a place for young people to find out information on topics that interest them using videos, clips, informative factsheets, blogs and plenty of discussion.


16 Nov 2010


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Holidays hard for youth

One in three young Australians say Christmas makes them feel worried, depressed and lonely, a survey has revealed. Original article

04 Jan 2013

Frightening levels of stress reported in young people

One in 10 young people feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life, according to a report from The Prince's Trust. Original article

04 Jan 2013

What’s in Store for Australia’s Not for Profits in 2013?

2012 has been a big year for Australian Not for Profits with the establishment of the charity regulator, the ACNC. But what’s in store for 2013? The CEO of World Vision Tim Costello offers his top ten predictions. Original article

04 Jan 2013

Opportunity for disengaged young people

STREAT is offering young people, who have faced multiple barriers to employment, an opportunity to engage in a ‘job readiness’ pathways program that involves genuine and individualised work experience with trained, committed hospitality professionals. Original article

04 Jan 2013

Shared secrets versus secrets kept private are linked to better adolescent adjustment

A new study in the Journal of Adolescence found it can be better when teenagers share their secrets. Original article

04 Jan 2013

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