We hear a lot about young people and technology but how much of what we know is based on actual research? In this program we speak to some of the leading researchers in the field. We examine the connection between young people, technology and wellbeing, and question whether some of our fears about kids and technology are actually valid.
Dr danah boyd; Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.
Dr Amanda Third: Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Communication Arts Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. Research Program Co-Leader, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Associate Professor Jane Burns: CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Makhala Swinson: Member of the Young and Well CRC Youth Brains Trust and Lifeline phone counsellor, Youth Ambassador, Photographer.
Maxine: Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment.
Chris Pycroft: Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment and member of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre’s Youth Brains Trust.
Nicole: Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment.
The Telegraph newspaper (United Kingdom) has reported on a study that finds that many parents and grandparents who play video games with their children and grandchildren say that their understanding of new technologies and time spent playing games has helped them cement their relationships with their offspring.
Parents can often learn from their children in these instances while modelling good digital citizenship for their children.