Technology and youth

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Mind the gap: parental awareness of children’s exposure to risks online

This research explores the opportunities and risks that the internet presents for children in Australia. More than 3,500 young people aged 8 to 17, and their parents, were surveyed during August and September 2021.
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Consultations with young people to inform the eSafety Commissioner’s Engagement Strategy for Young People

Young people in Australia have clear aspirations and views about the internet and online safety. This research highlights their recommendations and vision for the future. It outlines their expectations of eSafety and how we should engage with them about online issues. The findings will be...
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The digital lives of younger Australians

This report provides a snapshot of the attitudes and behaviours of younger people online, the extent and nature of their online habits, what they use to stay connected, and how they feel about the prominence of digital connection in their lives.
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The digital lives of Aussie teens

This research provides a glimpse into the digital lives of Australian teenagers, how they deal with negative online experiences, the types of information they need to stay safe online and the information sources that they trust. It also looks at the types of positive online...
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Online safety for young people with intellectual disability

This research report explores the benefits and challenges of engaging online for young people with intellectual disability from the perspective of young people themselves, their parents, carers and educators.
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Youth check-in: exploring young people’s experiences of phone and internet services

For many people, telephone and internet services are vital for work, study, accessing services and keeping connected with family and friends. This report looks at young people’s experiences and issues with accessing and using 'phone and internet services.
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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.
Working paper

The role of new media in increasing youth political engagement

This paper examines the role new media can play in the political engagement of young people, including the critique that social media platforms are not generally democratic fora and their general use and adoption by young and older people does not cultivate democratic values.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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State of play—youth, kids and digital dangers

This report highlights a number of key themes in relation to the online challenges facing young people age 8–17.
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A digital world for all?

Not all young people have the basic digital skills needed to prosper in our online world. This report explores the issues of digital exclusion amongst vulnerable young people.
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The effect of fibre broadband on student learning

We estimate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on schools’ academic performance using a difference-in-difference study of a new fibre broadband network. We show that fibre broadband increases primary schools’ passing rates in standardised assessments by roughly one percentage point. Estimates are robust to alternative specifications...
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How youth navigate the news landscape

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute...
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Growing up digital: a report of the Growing Up Digital Taskforce

The internet is an extraordinary force for good but it is not designed with children in mind. This report examines the internet use of the one third of internet users who are under eighteen years old and the part it plays in their lives.
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The new work mindset

People often think of careers as a climb up the ranks of job seniority, starting in the trainee cubicle and aiming for the executive offices. Today careers are often not so linear. While virtually every child is asked, ‘What do you want to be when...
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Evaluating information: The cornerstone of civic online reasoning

Over the last year and a half, the Stanford History Education Group has prototyped, field tested, and validated a bank of assessments that tap civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of information that floods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computers. Between January 2015...
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Parents, teens and digital monitoring

The widespread adoption of various digital technologies by today’s teenagers has added a modern wrinkle to a universal challenge of parenthood – specifically, striking a balance between allowing independent exploration and providing an appropriate level of parental oversight. Digital connectivity offers many potential benefits from...