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Risks and safety for Australian children on the internet


Lelia Green ,

Edith Cowan University, Australia, AU
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Danielle Brady,

Edith Cowan University, AustraliaNone
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Kjartan Ólafsson,

University of Akureyri, IcelandNone
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John Hartley,

Queensland University of Technology, AustraliaNone
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Catharine Lumby

University of New South Wales, AustraliaNone
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This report presents the AU findings for research in Australia which parallels the EU Kids Online project (see Specifically, it includes selected findings, calculated and interpreted for Australia only, but with some comparisons made with the survey data and analysis reported in Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Görzig, A., and Ólafsson, K. (2011). Risks and safety on the internet: The perspective of European children. Full Findings. LSE, London: EU Kids Online, and comparisons with some country reports of the 25 nations participating in EU Kids Online II. The Australian research was funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation in 2010 and involved 400 children and their families, a smaller sample than the 1,000 families per country in the other 25 nations. The fieldwork used the EU Kids Online surveys and protocols, but was conducted about 6 months later than in Europe.

How to Cite: Green, L., Brady, D., Ólafsson, K., Hartley, J. and Lumby, C., 2011. Risks and safety for Australian children on the internet. Cultural Science Journal, 4(1). DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 2011.
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