According to the media, "Young Australians are lazy, narcissistic and dishonest. They do not do what they are told. They are slackers, sponges and bludgers who are – apparently – unable and unwilling to get or hold down a job.
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Social media has become a critically important part of young people’s social interaction, however social media is not monitored by adults. Sparking a new form of bullying, cyber bullying. No longer does the bullying get left behind on the school grounds, the bullying has now followed the victims into their home, which is having devastating consequences. Mother Karen Rae, shares the heart-breaking story of her 14-year-old daughter committing suicide due to cyber bullying.
The shocking death of teenager Thomas Kelly after a king hit in Sydney's Kings Cross focused attention on alcohol-fuelled violence in nightclub districts and now attention is on South Australia where new laws are being tried to clamp down on the issue.
The Government says young people need to 'earn or learn' to move away from welfare reliance but youth welfare groups fear that, with a loss of funding, thousands of young people could fall through the cracks.