Research shows that the drivers of resilience are complex and thus require holistic, socio-ecological responses. Underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and youth-centred, participatory methods, the Young and Resilient Research Centre (incorporating the Intergener8 Living Lab) generates evidence-based policy and practice outcomes that leverage the digital to strengthen the resilience of young people and their communities.
Recently South Australia announced a mobile phone ban in primary schools. Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan endorsed the ban, saying: Data shows a correlation between the uptake of mobile phones by young people and a downturn in student performance. Despite the claims, we actually don't have sufficient data to back the policy
A new report from Western Sydney University, Plan International, and Child Fund Australia says the Pacific’s emerging connectivity boom brings with it both opportunity and risk, with particular concern for the safety of women and girls online.
Join us as we share our participatory research on children’s and families’ online safety in Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. This is a launch that is co-hosted by ChildFund Australia, Plan International Australia and the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University.
Given the urgent issues facing young people in the digital age, and the growing demand from the international community, the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child voted to develop the General Comment on Children in Relation to the Digital Environment, to support interpretation of the Convention in a digital age.
The project deployed a qualitative, participatory research methodology developed by the Y&R Research Centre and presents the findings of creative workshops conducted with: 96 children aged 10-18; 58 parents and carers; and 50 representatives of government departments, local & international NGOs, schools, police, telecommunications companies, religious organisations & community leaders.
This report describes the Living Lab process used in the City of Valenzuela, summarises the key findings of the workshops with children, presents the critical issues and a preliminary list of indicators and reflects on the strengths and limitations of the Living Lab process in promoting better, more inclusive violence prevention and response.
Young people are being encouraged to actively co-design strategies to address violence. Their voice underpins the development of research and policies.The conceptual framework and design of this project is underpinned by a Living Lab co-research and engagement platform.
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Our digital co-research toolkit allows us, and our partners, to generate evidence on phenomena shaping the resilience of young people and their communities to impact policy and practice. These bespoke data-gathering tools are youth-centred and offer creative new ways to undertake co-researches.. Read more about
At Young and Resilient Research Centre, we pool the strengths of different stakeholders ranging from academic institutions, government bodies, international and local policymakers, private industries, social entrepreneurs, to young community.. Read more about