It is hard to think of a recent innovation that has changed our society more than the smart phone.  
An ACMA report estimated that 31.01 million mobile phone accounts were active in Australia, meaning that there are now more smart phones in Australia than people. 
Despite the fact that we have only had the phone for a little over a decade, they are now ubiquitous especially among secondary school students.  Politicians, Educators, Academics and cyber safety experts remain deeply divided as to how schools should respond to this phenomenon. This lack of consensus results in a confusing mish mash of policies across Australia.
This presentation reviews the evidence and presents some clear guidelines for schools.

About Michael

Michael works in private practice at Corporate and Personal Consulting in Melbourne. In 2015, Michael developed the Certificate of Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing with a team of experts. Delivered as a partnership between the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre and Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the world-first certificate focuses on how technology can be harnessed to provide best practice mental health and wellbeing care in the youth sector.

He sits on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society, The Family Peace Foundation, Project Rockit and Smiling Mind; is a Community Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Playgroup Victoria; is a member of the APS committee for the Special Interest group in ePsychology; a columnist for a number of publications including the Huffington Post, Girlfriend Magazine; and is the resident parenting expert on Ch 7's Sunrise and psychologist for the top rating Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Fairfax Radio 3AW.