Do you trust your computer?

picture of a computer screen with a eye in the middle

Words by Sabrina, 19 VIC  It’s a marvel how much we’ve come to trust technology. Recently I was sitting in a Zoom class where we were discussing the impact of deep fakes. Deep fakes, for those who don’t know, are digitally manipulated videos or images which depict someone doing or saying something that never actually…

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The internet and it’s demons

Words by Tayla, 23 NSW This article contains themes of anxiety, depression and mental health which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list of support services. 1800RESPECT – 1800…

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A Teacher’s Concern

Words by S.H., 24 VIC This piece was a runner-up of the ‘Get Comfortable Online’ Creative Competition 2021. Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or…

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I love video games – but they don’t always love me back.

Hands holding a gaming controller

Words by Jess, 25 VIC This piece was a runner-up of the ‘Get Comfortable Online’ Creative Competition 2021. Some of my most treasured childhood memories all began on one day, when my family brought home a magical yellow box containing a PlayStation 2. I sunk hours upon hours into vast video game worlds full of…

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Late Night Scrolling.

Words by Steph, 25 VIC You can read more work from Steph on her website. This piece was the Winner of the Get Comfortable Online Creative Competition 2021. Tap, Tap, Tap—but not the dreaded double tap from way back.Keyboard warriors and hashtag heroes.Unsung poets and “Hey” in my DMs.A bustling bus of screen-lit faces.Blurring pictures…

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