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Apr 7, 2011

Cyber Safety - Online Youth Survey

Recently AYAC submitted a response to the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety inquiry into cyber safety issues affecting children and young people.

We are pleased to announce the committee will be consulting directly with young people, and have created a survey to that effect....

AYAC believes cyber safety policy concerning children and young people should be based on effective approaches using evidence base, youth participation and capacity building with  communities rather than hype and assumption regarding  potential risks.

One of the recommendations AYAC made to the committee was that children and young people be directly engaged to share their experiences and help develop relevant solutions to cyber safety.

We are therefore pleased to annouce the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety is now conducting an online survey of Australia youth aged 5 - 18 years to gain insight into their experiences online.


The survey will be live until Wednesday 27 April 2011. The survey is available at www.aph.gov.au/cybersafety.

To ensure the survey is audience appropriate, the Committee has developed two similar questionnaires: one for 5-12 year olds and one for 13-18 year olds. The survey is completely anonymous.

The Secretariat has also created a suite of resources, which can be accessed on http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jscc/download/index.htm

If you have any questions about the youth survey or the opportunity to provide submissions to the committee’s ongoing inquiry please contact the Committee Secretariat on (02) 6277 4202.


Media Release

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Youth peaks respond to McClure report

New welfare model raises concerns for young Australians

Australia’s peak bodies for young people and the sector that supports them – the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC), the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic), Youth Action NSW, Youth Coalition of the ACT, Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ), Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) and the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) – have raised joint concerns about the Final Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Service (the McClure Report).

Feb 25, 2015