Presented in collaboration with Loreto Kirribilli

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Walkley Award-winning journalist Helen Dalley led a conversation between The Australian's editor-at-large Paul Kelly, Loreto Kirribilli principal Anna Dickinson, year-twelve student Gemma Chittendon and ACU's Dianoia Institute for Philosophy director Stephen Finlay about social media and social accountability, and the ethical issues that social media raises for Australia's future.

An introduction to the discussion can be watched in the following short video:

ETHOS 2022 - Social Media and Social Accountability (

Hear Gemma Chittendon discussing the impact of social media on young people

Hear Paul Kelly discussing the democratic challenges of social media

Hear Stephen Finlay discussing the ethical and philosophical issues raised by social media

Read a news story about the event

See our teachers' resources about social media and social accountability

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