Technology and youth


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.

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.

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...

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...