Media & communications in Australian families | ACMA

Media & communications in Australian families


Australian families are connected to each other and the world through networked and mobile communications and through traditional media. This has significant benefits for children and families including learning, keeping in touch and relaxation, but it also brings new challenges. This report offers a contemporary picture of how families with children negotiate electronic media and communication in everyday life.

Release date

December 2007

Report and related material 




Entire report



4 MB


159 kB

253 kB

Community research 

980 kB

2.7 MB

Review of research literature 


934 kB

Appendix A 

532 kB


Appendix B 


2.5 MB

Appendix C and glossary 

845 kB



86 kB


Last updated: 27 August 2014