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.
Literature Review – Social media and children and young people
The State of Western Australia's Children and Young People – Edition Two
Position Statement on Youth Health
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
Submission to the Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review, October 2012
Inquiry into Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill 2012
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
Opinion piece – Children priority in bid to build community
The West Australian, Ms June Oscar AO – 27 November 2012
Thinker in Residence 2016-17
The 2016-17 Thinker in Residence was e-mental health researcher and advocate Professor Jane Burns. Professor Jane Burns is Professor of Innovation and Industry at The University of Sydney in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her work focuses on driving practical and positive change in the community and the mental health sector, with a priority on uniting young people with researchers, practitioners and innovators to explore the role of technology in improving mental health programs and services.