[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE140101978]
Researchers Dr Donell Holloway;
Brief description Children's internet use is rapidly changing. The usage patterns of tweens (aged nine to 12 years) now resemble those of teenagers five to six years ago, while the usage of younger children (aged five to eight years) is approaching that of tweens. Primary school aged children are increasingly engaging in virtual worlds with social network functions. These spaces carry with them opportunities as well as risks. Policy resources often target high school children; the aim of this project is to explore the internet usage of primary school students. The project will map the benefits, risks and competencies associated with these usage trends and develop recommendations for parents and policy makers.
Funding Amount 383899
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award