For children, playing games and school-related or educational purposes are the most common uses for a computer at home. This publication compares computer use for children between 2003 and 2006.
In its 2006 survey, the Australian Bureau of Statistics found around 80 per cent of people aged 14 years or under took part in these activities. Half the children surveyed used a computer at home for Internet-based activities, in which school-related or educational activities also dominated.
A growing proportion accessed the Internet daily, with usage up from 14 per cent in 2003 to 25 per cent in 2006. However, it was most common for children to access the Internet 2–6 days a week.