Technology and youth


New Zealand children’s experiences of online risks and their perceptions of harm

This research report presents findings from a quantitative study regarding different aspects related to risks and online safety. It looks at the online experiences that children find bothersome and upsetting and explores the hurtful behaviours they encounter or engage in, both online and in person.

Youth voice for the future of work

This survey report aims to fill the gap surrounding international comparable data on perceptions on the future work.

ASEAN youth: technology, skills and the future of work

This report analyses the views of young citizens in the South-East Asia region on future of work, skills and technology. It also details their skills gap, their future career aspirations and their preferences on skills training.

#NotWithoutMe: a digital world for all?

Not all young people have the basic digital skills needed to prosper in our online world. A digital world for all? explores the issues of digital exclusion amongst vulnerable young people. The #NotWithoutMe programme challenges the assumption that young people are ‘digital natives’ and have...

A strength-based program for adolescents with autism

This research report examines the features that should be included in strength-based programs in order to deliver the most effective outcomes for young people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Teens, social media & technology 2018

Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is no longer the most popular online platform among teens, according to this Pew Research Center survey.
Discussion paper

The Coalition's discussion paper on enhancing online safety for children

This discussion paper by the current Federal opposition coalition parties examines cyber safety for children and adolescence. It is estimated that 90 per cent of Australian high school students have a Facebook account. Parents, teachers and schools are concerned about the dangers of cyber-bullying, predatory...

Educational evaluation of cybersmart detectives

The aim of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's Cybersmart Detectives activity is to teach children key Internet safety messages in a safe school environment. The activity brings together a number of agencies with an interest in promoting online safety for young people, including education...

Submission to law reform committee’s inquiry into sexting

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law comments on Victorian laws relating to creating, sharing, sending or posting of sexually explicit messages or images via the internet, mobile phones or other electronic devices by people, especially young people – known as sexting. The Centre will...
Conference paper

Beyond digital displays: design considerations for tablet applications targeting children with ASD in Sri Lanka

Technology is being extensively used among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in affluent countries. However, there is a paucity of studies exploring the use of technology for children with ASD in developing countries like Sri Lanka.