17 December 2007
The major report is an in-depth study of children’s use of electronic media and the way parents mediate that use. It includes an up-to-date review of the academic research literature on the long-term influence of media on children and families.
The research considered a range of children’s leisure activities and investigated how the internet, free-to-air and subscription television, radio, mobile phones and games fit into the lives of Australian young people and families.
The report includes analysis of:
- detailed information from over 1000 children (aged eight to 17 years) about the time they spend on leisure activities, including electronic media
- an inventory of media equipment in 750 homes and
- a questionnaire to 750 parents/guardians examining the attitudes and behaviours that families adopt to mediate the use of electronic media by children.
The report also includes comparisons with results from 1995 research reported in Families and Electronic Entertainment, which shows how the family media and communications environment has changed over 12 years.
|Entire report||-||3.8 mb|
|Overview||181 kb||248 kb|
|Community research||1.4 mb||2.6 mb|
|Review of research literature||790 kb||913 kb|
|Appendix A||681 kb||-|
|Appendix B||-||2.4 mb|
|Appendix C and glossary||1.4 mb||-|
A series of short research reports are available on the ACMA website.