Information for Parents and Guardians

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of everyone attending TEDxYouth@Perth, especially young people aged under 18.

TEDxYouth@Perth is fully committed to best practice in child protection. You can read our policy here. All volunteers at the event have a valid Working with Children Check. Detailed information will be provided shortly before the event and on the day of the event.


Email  Whilst we do need the name and age of each attendee, you are not obligated to provide contact details for your children: you can instead use your own email address. It is a license requirement from TED that they directly email every attendee asking for a simple 0-10 score of their experience. TED then destroy these email addresses. Other than this we will never share your email address with anyone else.

Data  There is no obligation to provide emergency contact details, health information, access requirements or dietary requirements, but this information will allow us to best look after the attendee. We will only retain contact details from adults when explicit permission is provided, or as required by law. All personal data will be destroyed one week after the event, except COVID tracing data, which is destroyed after one month. 

Images  All talks are uploaded to TED’s YouTube channel, including audience shots. If an attendee shouldn’t be filmed they need to sit towards the rear of the auditorium. Attendees will be taking photos during the event over which TEDxYouth@Perth has no control. TEDxYouth@Perth will take photos which may be published on Flickr. No photo will identify anyone by name. If you wish for a photo of your child to be removed, email


Children aged 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. It’s fine to drop young people aged 14 and over at the Theatre and not attend yourself.

Buying on behalf of young people is great: good for you! Tickets will be emailed to you. You’ll need to give the attending young people their tickets. Tickets come as a PDF: printing them off is easiest.  

If you are aged 30 or over, sorry, you may not attend TEDxYouth@Perth without an accompanying young person aged 21 or under.

Your child's safety

Health  If your child is attending without you, at purchase there is the option for you to provide relevant information about their health and emergency contact information. This information will be destroyed immediately after the event. TEDxPerth is nut aware, but cannot guarantee that the event is nut free.

Safety  Child protection officers, all full-time teachers, will be present at the event and easily locatable for children needing support. 

ID checks  With the exception of children aged 13 and under who will be accompanied, all attendees will need to provide photo ID at registration at the start of the event. 


Registration  On arrival at the State Theatre Centre everyone aged 16 or over will register with the SafeWA app (or complete a paper registration) unless they are part of a school group. Under-16s will not register.  

Seating  In compliance with State Direction 7, everyone will sit in a specific, allocated seat. Empty seats will be left between groups.

Breaktime activities are designed to minimise congestion and allow social distancing. Hand sanitiser is available and the venue has an enhanced cleaning regime focusing on high traffic areas and touch points. 


Principal Partner

TEDxYouth@Perth is presented in partnership with Curtin University.