Social Media Influence
This photograph featured in the Youth Booth exhibition showcasing the work of 10 Victorian young people produced over the 2019-2020 Australian summer. Their work captures their collective experience: being digitally savvy, the stress of study, influence of social media, climate change and the impact of poor mental health. These perspectives, along with our video series produced alongside this, allow us to see the complex situations that impact the youth experience of education.
schools, teachers, parents and policy-makers it highlights the importance of
listening and collaboration with young people, particularly when developing
policies and implementing practice to build more inclusive communities. For
researchers, we hope this exhibition highlights one way to use participatory
visual research methods to support and strengthen the voice of youth.
exhibition adopts a rights-based perspective which emphasises the importance
not only of listening to youth, but actively and authentically collaborating on
matters that directly affect them.
study was conducted by researchers Dr Christine Grove and Louisa Trainer in
2019-2020 at Monash University and is funded by the Monash Education Small