TYF 2019 Your Online Environment

Date: Thu, 31/10/2019

The 2019 Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) Your Online Environment attracted an unprecidented number of young Tasmanians keen to have their say and be heard. This year 520 young Tasmanians aged 12-25 years contributed their ideas and solutions on ways to improve online safety through participating in the TYF statewide consultation and online survey. The findings from this consultation have been developed into a Report.

This Report shows that young people are looking to government, family and schools to help keep them safe online. Cyberbullying was identified by young people as their biggest online concern, with 89% of young people indicating that they would support the criminalisation of cyberbullying if it was clearly defined. The Report found that young people want the government to be more proactive in protecting young Tasmanians online.

The Report also found that young people want to see more accountability of individuals and corporations operating in the digital world, greater parental and guardian involvement when young people are online, and the incorporation of peer led online safety training in schools with an emphasis on positive community relationships. Young people recognise that staying safe online is everyone’s responsibility and that we all have a role to play in preventing and responding to negative online behavior.

The TYF 2019 Your Online Environment Report was launched at Parliament House on 31 October 2019 by the Hon. Jeremy Rockliff, Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing. 

For more information on this report or TYF, contact YNOT Project and Policy Officer at tyf@ynot.org.au. 

 

520 young Tasmanians aged 12-25 years contributed their ideas and solutions on ways to improve online safety through participating in the TYF statewide consultation and online survey. The findings from this consultation have been developed into a Report.