Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open.
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Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?
Young drivers are at high risk of fatal crashes, but it’s wrong to just blame the problem on youth ‘recklessness’.
It is widely believed that youth recklessness is often the cause of young driver crashes, but is this simply a myth?
Bill Shorten said politicians and government must find ways to re-engage a generation of young people.
There is a growing canyon now separating politics as understood and practiced by political authorities from the political practices of everyday people.
Bill Shorten has charged Sam Dastyari to recommend whether the voting age should be lowered to 16 or 17.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is promising a Labor government would reduce the voting age – at least to 17 and perhaps 16.
Malcolm Turnbull (right) has made considerable ground in mending some of the fractured relationships with Australia’s Muslim community groups.
What has changed within society that fosters radicalisation among young people? Where are we failing children, and how can we adjust direction to care for them rather than incarcerate them?
A young farmer selecting onion in Lusaka, Zambia. Sub-Saharan Africa should get more young people involved in agriculture.
Young people are shunning Africa's agricultural sector despite high levels of unemployment and food insecurity. This underscores the need to demonstrate the profitability of agriculture.
Energy drinks are often promoted alongside extreme sports, video games and youth-centric activities such as lifesaving.
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Given the heightened risk of harm, governments should ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18 years old.
Scott Morrison claims that New Zealand provides Australia with a model for welfare reform.
There is no mandatory four-week wait for young people to receive benefits in New Zealand.
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. She has been largely considered a bad influence on young women.
Musicians and performers have long been considered to influence young people in negative ways.
One-third (32%) of those who had vaped had also smoked cigarettes.
Electronic (e-)cigarettes are attracting massive interest for their potential in helping smokers quit, to reduce harm in those who switch from cigarettes or cut down, and in reducing the uptake of smoking…
The demand for jobs among Australia’s young people is far outstripping supply.
We need different solutions to help Australia's unemployed young people get on a pathway towards working or learning.
What is it that draws young people to ISIS? And how can we design policies that prevent youth alienation?
Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten are united in condemning violence against women and children, but both overlook the young people who are victims too.
Responses to family violence by Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten and the terms of reference for Victoria's royal commission fail to mention young people. Such a lack of recognition has dire consequences.
The Power of 1 exhibition explores differences in perceptions and forms of political participation across generations and how these are likely to affect the direction of our democracy.
Museum of Australian Democracy
Australians divide along generational lines when it comes to participating in politics. Less predictably, they are almost united on the need to fix the political system and the best ways to do that.
Young people can be both ambivalent and positive about Facebook, often at the same time, contrary to conventional wisdom.
Researchers, journalists writing about research, and young people themselves have been writing about the perceived decline of Facebook for a while now. Young people are leaving Facebook in droves; Facebook…
All over the developed world young people are turning their back on the car. Why is it happening in Australia?
Australians have long had a love affair with the car. Car ownership and use has increased every decade since its introduction to Australia. The car has fundamentally shaped the urban form of Australian…
The high rates of neurodevelopmental disorders among young people in custody show more must be done to resolve the problems that lead them there.
Incarcerated young people have high rates of neurodevelopmental disorders. A recent international review of research found estimates of the rate of learning disability among young people in custody range…
Whether kids play pickup sports or organized sports may have varying effects on their development.
Youth sports are viewed as a rite of passage in a child’s development. If the clichés that permeate sports broadcasts and locker room speeches are to be believed, sports participation teaches children…
Australia’s children and grandchildren will not enjoy the fruits of the country’s prosperity as much as their parents.
Having enjoyed continuously increasing prosperity since the Second World War, Australians have come to expect that each generation will live a better life than the last. But this steady progress may be…
Foundation for Young Australians CEO Jan Owen said Australia needs a conversation about the challenges facing the young.
Young Australians will be better off than their parents in health, technology and incomes but could be worse off in employment…