The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People & Kids in Cyberspace
Responding to the challenges posed by a rapidly changing online environment, in 2018 Generation Next is hosting a unique parallel event dedicated to promoting the healthy use of technology and young people’s wellbeing in cyberspace.
Friday, 8 June 2018 9.00am – 5.00pm
This is our flagship Generation Next program, targeted at frontline professionals working with young people in the education, community and health sectors, in particular teachers, counsellors, social/youth workers, nurses and psychologists.
2017 Topics and Speakers
(2018 Topic and Speakers will be released soon)
- Preventing Depression in Young People; Andrew Fuller, Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead
- Anxiety Disorders in Young People; Prof Jennie Hudson, Psychologist and Director, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University
- Conversations We Should Be Having with Teens about Mental Health; Dr Claire Kelly, Manager of Youth Programs, Mental Health First Aid
- The Dismantling of Girls’ Wellbeing: Issues and Solutions; Maggie Hamilton, Author and Researcher
- Understanding and Managing Anger, Aggression and Challenging Emotions; Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, Founder and CEO, Top Blokes Foundation and 2016 NSW Young Australian of the Year
- Supporting a Young Person in Their Decision Not to Use Alcohol or Drugs; Paul Dillon, Educator, DARTA
- Gamblification in Gaming: Tricks Used to Financially Exploit Kids; James Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder, NetAddiction NZ
- The Changing Environment of eSafety and the Importance of Digital Intelligence; Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the eSafety Commissioner
- Media Violence and Domestic Violence: Obvious and Not-so-obvious Impacts; Dr Wayne Warburton, Deputy Director, Children and Families Research Centre
If you’re looking for presentation notes and materials from the previous seminars, you can find them here.
Kids in Cyberspace
Responding to the challenges posed by a rapidly changing online environment, in 2018 Generation Next is hosting a unique parallel event dedicated to promoting a healthy digital diet, harnessing the benefits of technology for education and supporting professionals help young people stay safe, positive and responsible online.
2017 Topics and Speakers
(2018 Topics and Speakers will be released soon)
- Healthy Digital Habits; Dr Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellness Expert
- Helping Young People Manager Their Time Online; Tena Davies, Psychologist
- Taking a Proactive Approach to Online Issues; Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
- Apps for Engagement: Going Beyond Drill and Practice; Dr Kate Highfield, Researcher and Educator
- Protecting Young People from Online Grooming and Predators; Detective Sergeant Stuart Butler, Task Force Argos Internet Unit, Queensland Police
- Embracing an Online World – Understanding and Managing Risk; Brett Lee, Founder, Internet Safe Education
- Online Gaming: Managing Problematic Overuse, James Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder, NetAddiction NZ
- The 3 P’s – Policy, Practice and Photography , Susan McLean, Cybersafety Expert
The Kids in Cyberspace event will run from 9am to 5pm on the same day. Participants who have registered for the event will also have access to the Main Program (Main Program participants will not have access to the Kids in Cyberspace Program).
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
- Approx. 25 mins drive from the airport