LSAC Snapshot Series

LSAC Snapshot Series

Research Snapshot – November 2021


The Growing Up in Australia Snapshot Series is made up of brief and accessible summaries of policy-relevant research findings from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).

Cropped image of a teenager lying on the floor with headphones and watching something on a tablet.

Adolescents online

Pilar Rioseco and Suzanne Vassallo
Snapshot — November 2021

This snapshot explores how online communication affects adolescents’ lives and the association between online behaviours and mental health outcomes.

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Self-injury among adolescents

Sonia Terhaag and Pilar Rioseco
Snapshot — September 2021

This snapshot explores the prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury thoughts and behaviours in Australian adolescents between 14 and 17 years.

A young woman helps her friend who is on crutches by providing support and carrying her bag.

Adolescent injury

Tracy Evans-Whipp and Suzanne Vassallo
Snapshot — September 2021

This snapshot looks at 16-17 year olds' experiences of injury and identifies the factors that might increase the risk of injury at different ages.

A young woman takes cold refreshing beer from out the fridge, inside view from fridge of hand holding the bottle.

Alcohol use among teens allowed to drink at home

Brendan Quinn
Snapshot — August 2021

This snapshot explores how many Australian teens had permission to drink at home and their experience of certain alcohol-related harms.

Stressed schoolboy sitting away from people at school. He has a smartphone in his hand and is looking away with his hand to his face.

Teenagers' experiences of discrimination

Tracy Evans-Whipp
Snapshot — March 2021

This snapshot reports the experiences of various types of perceived discrimination among Australian teenagers in the secondary school years.

Publication details

Research Snapshot
Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, November 2021