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.

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Author: Will Higginbotham.

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.

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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.
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Authors: Melissa Kang, Angus Dawson, Kate Steinbeck, Lena Sanci, Philippa Collin, Rachel Skinner, Sharon Medlow, Teresa Swist.

Young people in Australia are among the fastest-growing group to contract COVID19. According to the Department of Health, there are now more cases in Australia among people aged 20 – 29 years than any other age group. Our research has found that, contrary to popular belief, many young people in Australia are seriously concerned about the virus. YouthInsight, the research arm of Student Edge, conducted an online survey of 520 young people aged 14 – 25 around Australia in March 2020. Ninety-three percent of respondents were studying

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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.
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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.
Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age
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.