Mapping the Australian Children’s Internet

About the project

‘Mapping the Australian children’s internet’ investigates the networked technology and digital media available to Australian children aged 0-8.

The Australian children’s internet may be thought of from multiple perspectives including media production and consumption practices, content, policy, regulation and commercialisation.  It includes organisations, technologies, digital platforms, social media and gaming companies, content, services, and key actors. Identifying and describing these elements, and the connections and tensions that arise between them, enables in depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges for ensuring Australian children can experience a positive and rewarding digital environment. The project entails industry and policy analysis, and interviews with key network actors.

Project aims:

  • Identify how young children are positioned by the economic, institutional, and policy dynamics of networked technologies and media

Project design

  • Industry and policy analysis
  • Interviews with key stakeholders
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