If you’ve not heard of Danah Boyd, I’d highly recommend checking out her blog. She is a senior researcher for Microsoft and New York University, and is also a visiting adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales. It is fair to say that she is one of the world’s pre-eminent researchers and [...]
65% of year 4 students experienced covert bullying It seems ironic that a young student in the USA, Jessica Barba, was recently suspended for highlighting the dangers and traumas that many students struggle with when they become the targets of cyber bullying. What started out as a school assignment ended up as an online anti-bullying [...]
In Australia one in six children are bullied at school each week. 90% of school children report witnessing others being bullied at school. Teachers rarely see bullying, and are often not told of what has happened. Produced by Wired Safety. Ken Rigby, author, research professor and a leading educational expert based at the University of [...]
The Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety tabled its report on the Inquiry into Cyber-Safety entitled High-Wire Act: Cyber-Safety and the Young via Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety - Report.
The Crimes Against Children Research Center conducted two national surveys to develop a better understanding of sexting. The Third Youth Internet Safety Survey was a telephone survey done in 2010 with national sample of 1560 youth Internet users aged 10–17 years and their parents. Almost 10% of youth (mostly girls aged 16–17 years) said they had "appeared [...]
Although internet addiction is not yet a diagnosable illness, it is certainly raising concerns among adolescent experts who fear too much time online carries with it certain risk factors. For many young people the internet (and social media sites it gives them access to) is a lifeline. It is their way of connecting with the [...]
50% of Victorian school children experience bullying online or at school* The summer holidays are nearly over and many young people are starting to prepare for the new school year and a return to studies, but for some it also means facing the prospect of dealing with more bullying both in the school yard and [...]
2 free online and interactive programs for your students to participate in. Put this in your school diary now ready for 2012: Safer Internet Day 2012 Tuesday 7 February 2012 Safer Internet day (SID) is an annual international event organised by Insafe. The success of the 2011 event included the participation of 73 countries with [...]
Generation Next is hosting a series of Mental Health & Wellbeing Seminars around Australia during 2012. Generation Next brings together Australia’s Leading Experts on Children & Teenagers in one Event to give education and health professionals a seminar series and supporting resources aimed at protecting and enhancing the wellbeing of our children and teenagers.
Generation Next is hosting a series of Mental Health & Wellbeing Seminars around Australia during 2012. Generation Next brings together Australia’s Leading Experts on Children & Teenagers in one Event to give education and health professionals a seminar series and supporting resources aimed at protecting and enhancing the wellbeing of our children and teenagers. The [...]