Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young People and Digital Citizenship

As our online and offline lives become increasingly enmeshed, what it means to be an active citizen, a full and equal participant in social, economic and civic life, comes to depend evermore on digital inclusivity and digital citizenship. In 2016, CMY published Settlement in the digital age, a paper on how newly-arrived young people (in their first five years of settlement) access and engage with digital technology when settling in Victoria.

In this follow up paper, authored by the University of Melbourne’s Research Unit in Public Cultures and commissioned by CMY, we explore how young first and second generation Victorians are accessing and using digital technology to engage in social, economic, political and cultural life online.