What are 'Green Flags'?
Young people usually understand basic 'red flags' of danger, particularly online. But what about 'green flags' - the good signs you can look for to help you decide if something is right for you?
Many youth spaces in regional and rural areas have worked hard during COVID-19 to keep young people safe. Our Green Flags series shares their stories, advice and ideas. They'll help you identify what safety looks and feels like in different types of youth spaces.
This series looks at what makes young people in regional Victoria feel safe and empowered in a youth space. Watch below or on IGTV.
Episode 1: Clear Safety Protocols
Featuring The Y's Latrobe Youth Space in Morwell, on Gunai Kurnai land. Young people Catherine and Danni, and youth worker Kylie, talk about what safety protocols young people can look for to decide if they’ll feel safe in an online youth space.
Episode 2: All about Youth Advisory Councils
Featuring 16-year-old Louis in Leongatha on Bun Wurrung land, and youth worker Kellie Tait in Ballarat on Dja Dja Wurrung land, from Regional Sport Victoria. They discuss what YACs do, and what they do to be accessible and inclusive.
Episode 3: How to Support Young People Beyond COVID-19
We're back with The Y's Latrobe Youth Space in Morwell, on Gunai Kurnai land. Young people Catherine and Danni, and youth worker Kylie, talk about what diverse young people want from youth spaces in COVID-normal.
Safe Online Youth Spaces
The Y's Latrobe Youth Space share tips for fun, accessible and safe online youth spaces.
The value of youth spaces in rural areas
The Mallacoota Youth Sanctuary is a safe haven for Mallacoota's young people established in the wake of the 2019-20 summer bushfires. It's the first of its kind in the area, and in just over a year has become a place for teenagers and young adults to share their voice, learn new skills and connect.