The Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia & Fremantle Press, with support from the Department of Culture and Arts, are holding a panel discussion on the 7th of September.
Brendan will be discussing Youth & Social Media: Going Viral vs Going Off-Grid with fellow author Kate McCaffrey, and Dr Deborah Hunn from Curtin University. The panel will be moderated by Emily Paull, and held at Mattie Furphy House.
“In today’s society, the impact of social media on youth and their interactions with each other and the world-at-large is a continuing issue that warrants inspection. Cyber-bullying, sexting, catfishing, mobbing. Campaigns, social justice, outreach, connection. The platforms with which we engage can bring out the best and the worst in human behaviour. Two authors have explored the idea of social media saturation and social media blackout, and the worlds they have created investigate the challenges teenagers face in managing their social presence.”