Social media and technology
The ever-changing and increasing presence of technology in our community creates a number of challenges and opportunities related to children and young people’s wellbeing.
Increasing the community’s understanding of technology and social media is vital if we are able to provide the support children and young people need to navigate safely and take advantage of this new environment.
For up to date information refer to the Commissioner's Indicators of Wellbeing data resource.
Co-designing technologies to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, November 2017
A report from the Commissioner's Geraldton and North Metropolitan Advisory Committees
2016-17 Thinker in Residence - Professor Jane Burns - Strengthening children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, June 2017
Strengthening children and young people's mental health and wellbeing through technology and social media
Literature review – Social media and children and young people, July 2015
Submission to Department of Communication and the Arts, February 2020
Submission in response to the Department's Online Safety Legislative Reform discussion paper.
Submission to Free TV Australia, March 2015
Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice
Submission to Department of Communications, March 2015
Public Consultation on Enhancing Online Safety for Children
Submission to the Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Legislation Committee, January 2015
Inquiry into the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and Consequential Amendments Bill 2014
Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Opinion piece - Coding vital for youth to thrive in the future
The West Australian, Mrs Annie Fogarty – 30 July 2015
Opinion piece - Parent needs to switch on to social media risks
The West Australian, Professor Donna Cross – 4 December 2012