Excessive internet use among Australian children

9 November 2012

This brief report builds upon the findings of the EU Kids Online project’s work into Excessive Internet Use among the 19,834 European children (aged 11-16) participating in that study and now looks at the effects on Australian children.

It compares the European data with the much smaller cohort of 300 Australian children (aged 11-16) who were researched in the parallel AU Kids Online project. In both cases the children were selected according to a random sampling strategy.


EU Commission original report link

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David Smahel, Danielle Brady, Kjartan Olafsson, Lelia Green, 2012, Excessive internet use among Australian children, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, viewed 09 October 2015, <http://apo.org.au/node/31866>.

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