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.
2018 Topics and Speakers
- Practical Ways to Build Emotional Intelligence; James Driver, EPsychotherapist and Founder of NetAddiction NZ
- What’s Shaping the World of eSafety?; Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
- Helping Young People Make Positive Choices; Dr Kathyrn Modecki, Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University
- Everything May NOT Be Awesome…Are Smartphones Hurting Our Children?; A/Prof Mike Nagel, Researcher and Author, University of Sunshine Coast
- Choosing Not to Hate; Alpha Cheng and Matt X, Advocates for Social Cohesion
- Rewiring Your Brain for Better Mental Health; Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist, Inyahead
- Understanding Adolescent Sleep; Dr Chris Seton, Paediatric and Adolescent Sleep Physician; Staff Specialist, Sleep Investigation Unit and Respiratory Support Service, Westmead Children’s Hospital
- Sexting- Just Rude Pictures; Brett Lee, Founder, iNESS; Former Police Officer
- Gambling and Young People; Dr Sally Gainsbury, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology; Deputy Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic
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, this year 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.
2018 Topics and Speakers
- Attention Management; Dr Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellness Expert; Researcher and Honorary Associate, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University
- Practical Strategies to Empower Positive Digital Citizenship; Jocelyn Brewer, Counsellor, Psychologist and Researcher
- The Four ‘R’s of Online Safety; Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
- The Rise of eSports; James Driver, Psychotherapist and Founder of NetAddiction NZ
- Online Rights and Responsibilities-Not so Virtual; Brett Lee, TFounder, iNESS; Former Police Officer
- The 3 P’s- Policy, Practice & Photography; Susan McLean, Cybersafety Expert
- Social Media and Mental Health; A/Prof Mike Nagel, Researcher and Author, University of Sunshine Coast
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