Archive: Feb 2016

Wellbeing apps for young people

ReachOut has collaborated with the Department of Industry and Science Business Cooperative Research Program and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre to create an online Toolbox of health and wellbeing apps for young people.

The Toolbox on the ReachOut website recommends apps to help young people with health and fitness, being independent, relationships & helping others, thoughts and emotions and dealing with tough times. All apps are endorsed by professionals and reviewed by young people under 25.

The website features a quiz where young people can select what’s most important to them in terms of their wellbeing goals. At the end of the quiz, a selection of apps are recommended to the user.

To access the Toolbox with relevant apps and to take the quiz, please click here.

 

SBS Radio Interview with 2015 National PYP Award Recipient Amrit Versha

Amrit Versha received a 2015 National Play Your Part Award for being an inspiring advocate for children’s safety and wellbeing in the migrant community.

The human rights advocate was recently interviewed by SBS Radio to speak about the training program she will be conducting as part of SAHELI, a group that works with the South Asian community. The program on family safety will be run as part of International Women’s Day in March.

Listen to the interview below.

Safer Internet Day – 9 February 2016

Tuesday 9 February is Safer Internet Day across the globe, being supported in Australia by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

The aim of the day is to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile devices, especially amongst children and young people.

This year’s theme encourages people to ‘Play your part for a better internet!’ and highlights the importance of making the most of positive opportunities online, whilst giving young people resilience, skills, knowledge and support to navigate online risks.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner have a range of activities and resources available as part of Safer Internet Day. To get involved, visit https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/events/safer-internet-day-2016.