Understanding how digital technology is impacting young people
The National Mental Health Commission is seeking to deepen the conversation around digital technologies and mental health to better understand what parts of technology use are helpful or harmful.
Where digital technologies simultaneously present opportunities and challenges, we are working on recommendations that maximise potential benefits and minimise potential harms for young people.
A wide range of factors are thought to affect whether digital technology use has a positive, neutral, or negative impact on mental health.
To prompt discussion, youth advisory and expert groups have provided input to our detailed paper on relevant topics.
In May and June 2023, we invited young people, and those who live, educate and support young people to share their views via an online survey. We also invited stakeholders such as policymakers, and those in digital technology industries to participate in the survey.
The survey is now closed. Thankyou to everyone who completed it, your feedback will be used to inform recommendations for government.