Role Title: Research Intern: Digi Me Analysis
Organisation: Commissioner for Children and Young People
Internship Period: Semester 2 (August - November)
Location: Perth CBD
The Commissioner for Children and Young People has a section on his website called 'DiGi Me'. Here, children and young people can make up an avatar for themselves and then are encouraged to answer a question, and this helps CCYP understand what children and young people are thinking. The website website can be found at https://www.ccyp.wa.gov.au/info-for-children-and-young-people/digime-voices/
It is expected that the intern will analyse these comments and prepare a report for distribution during Children's Week around the end of October 2021.
The Commissioner is the independent person who works closely with children and young people, their families, community and government to make WA a better place for 0 to 18 year-olds. In particular, the key functions of the office include:
• Advocating for all children and young people. • Monitoring laws, policies and practices that affect the wellbeing of children and young people. • Promoting and valuing the voice of children and young people and the positive contributions they make to our society. • Consulting children and young people, parents, families and government and non-government organisations. • Researching the latest trends and information that relate to children and young people. • Inquiring on behalf of children and young people about issues relating to their wellbeing. Using research and the other evidence available, the Commissioner seeks to positively influence legislation, policy, services and attitudes.