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Young Australians & social media

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The number of young Australians who rate the internet as ‘very important’ has doubled since 2009, according to ACMA research.

Like, post, share: Young Australians’ experience of social media outlines key trends in online use among children and teenagers, and how parents view their children’s online world.

The report studied the way children and young people use the internet and social media, and explored emerging trends, such as the rise of mobile internet access. It follows the ACMA’s ground breaking 2009 Click and connect study.


View the full report —

Like, post, share:Young Australians’ experience of social media

Please note — an accessible version of the graphic content contained in the report of the Quantitative phase will be made available shortly.


View the 2009 Click and connect study

Click and Connect—Young Australians' use of online social media

  • 01—Qualitative research report (Word | PDF)

  • 02—Quantitative research report (Word | PDF)

Last updated: 17 May 2018