Publications and research

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The ABC features a number of programs and services for young people, including triple j and Heywire.


Australian Children's Television Foundation

The ACTF is a national non-profit organisation involved in providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, and which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience. The ACTF acts as a funding body for other children’s television producers offering both script development funding and production investment. Recent funding decisions can be found in the Funding section. 


Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of:

  • broadcasting
  • the internet
  • radiocommunications
  • telecommunications.
The ACMA works closely with relevant industries to achieve active self-regulation, while ensuring industry compliance with licence conditions, codes and standards. The ACMA monitors the effect of regulations to ensure they are responsive to the community's needs.

Australian Council on Children and the Media

The ACCM (incorporated as Young Media Australia) provides information on the role that media experiences play in that development so that policy decisions and media development will build and maintain an environment that fosters the health, safety and wellbeing of Australian children.


Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM)

ATOM is an independent, non-profit, professional association for Teachers of Media and Teachers who wish to use media effectively in their classroom. ATOM aims to foster and encourage a generation of students who are both multi-literate and 'technologically savvy'. Metro Magazine and Australian Screen Education magazine are owned by the Australian Teachers of Media. 


Children & Media Blog - ARACY

As part of their Young Children and the Media project, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth as created a blog has been established to explore and discuss how media can be used to promote optimal outcomes for young children.


The Cybersmart program is a national cybersafety education program managed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA), as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting online safety for children and young people.

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

DBCDE is the Australian Government agency working to achieve a vibrant, sustainable and competitive broadband, broadcasting and communications sector to the benefit of all Australians.

Express Media

Express Media Express Media is recognised as the peak organisation for young writers in Australia. They present an annual artistic program that provides support and development opportunities for young Australians in writing and media.



A platform for young people from rural and regional Australia to express their stories, ideas adn opinions with the broader Australian community.

In The Bin Film Festival

The festival is complemented by an extensive national tour of workshops that brings equipment and training to schools, community groups and councils to help them develop film-making skills.

‘In the Bin’ can help young people to create, shoot and edit their own short film.

International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media

The Clearinghouse collects and documents research and other information on children, youth and media across the world. By means such as yearbooks, newsletters, joint projects and databases, the Clearinghouse aims at broadening and contextualizing this knowledge, thereby increasing awareness and media literacy. A global network is fundamental to the work of the Clearinghouse, which is carried out in co-operation with UNESCO.



A companion website to the Australian Government's Mindframe National Media Initiative in Australia. The sections of this website have been created to provide access to accurate information about suicide and mental illness and the portrayal of these issues in the news media and on stage and screen in Australia. 


Researchers focussing on children and the media

Research report

The Australian Council on Children & the Media have produced a list of researchers who specialise in media and children and young people.

Tune In Not Out


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

Tune In Not Out is a youth initative of the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation Inc and the Drug Education Network, and is supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund and Handbuilt Creative.


YouthWorkx Media

YouthWorx Media is a supported media training studio in Brunswick, Melbourne. They work primarily with young people from marginalised backgrounds who are at risk of homelessness or educational disadvantage.

Book reviews and abstracts from Youth Studies Australia

There are no book reviews or abstracts from Youth Studies Australia for this topic. Past issues of the journal are being included in the website. Please check back for updates.

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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