Australian children and technology

Two recent Australian reports investigate how children and teens relate to internet and mobile devices.

kidsonline@home – Internet use in Australian homes [April 2005]

NetAlert and the Australian Broadcasting Authority recognised a need to capture behaviours and attitudes associated with Internet use in the home, particularly among children aged 8 to 13 years and their parents.

Research was undertaken with the objectives to examine patterns of internet usage and behaviour, perceptions of the internet and online experiences, strategies for ensuring safety online, internet safety information resources and needs, and the use of mobile communications.

Download report (pdf, 1.6 mb, 123 pages)

eGeneration Study 2005-2006 [August 2005]

This study into internet and technology usage patterns among Australia’s online kids, teens and their parents revealed that 66 per cent of parents believe their children to be more internet and technology savvy than they are themselves.

The bi-annual study by Nielsen//NetRatings Australia and sponsored by Nickelodeon Australia was based on telephone interviews with 350 metropolitan and 150 rural households

Download press release (pdf, 124 kb, 2 pages)

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