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Infographic: News and young Australians

A survey of young Australians has illustrated how young people access, perceive and are affected by news media. Here, we look at some of the key findings from the survey, which was conducted following the bushfire crisis and at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Infographic: Child online safety

Results of a cyber safety survey conducted over three years with respondents from 30 different countries have recently been released. DQ Institute surveyed 145 426 children and adolescents on issues related to cyber safety to assess which countries are considered safest.

Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy
Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores media literacy. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including two recent research reports looking into the challenge of media literacy education.  

Video: Jobs of the future
Video: Jobs of the future

A recent survey collected drawings from over 20 000 students across the world depicting what they’d like to be when they grow up. In this video, we take a look at the most popular career choices and some differences between countries.

Teacher resources: Cyber security
Teacher resources: Cyber security

A series of cyber security challenges are being taught to students in Years 7-10 across Australia. Here, Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy James Curran discusses what’s involved in the first challenge.

Introducing an online education platform
Introducing an online education platform

Effective use of technology to maximise student learning is now an important component of school strategic planning. For Kevin Richardson and his team at Immanuel College, introducing an online learning platform has been about much more than delivering curriculum content.

Infographic: How much time are Australian kids spending on screens?

The Australian Government's Department of Health recommends a maximum of two hours per day of screen time for entertainment for kids aged five to 12, but how many children adhere to these guidelines?

The Research Files Episode 25: Why young people are easily fooled by fake news
The Research Files Episode 25: Why young people are easily fooled by fake news

A new report from Stanford University has found that young people experience difficulties when it comes to evaluating information they find online. Teacher chats with the study's co-author Sarah McGrew.

Snapchatting in schools – how are school leaders managing issues of cyber bullying and sexting?
Snapchatting in schools – how are school leaders managing issues of cyber bullying and sexting?

Recognising the social impact of Snapchat, a team of researchers from the University of New England’s School of Education conducted a research project to find out more about the ways that the media is used by young people and its influence in schools.

The Research Files Episode 21: The impact of Snapchat in education settings
The Research Files Episode 21: The impact of Snapchat in education settings

Teacher talks to University of New England academics Dr Jennifer Charteris and Dr Sue Gregory about their research that looks at the impact of the messaging app Snapchat in education settings, and how schools are responding to issues such as cyber bullying and sexting.