Risks and safety for Australian children

full findings from the AU Kids Online survey of 9-16 year olds and their parents

Lelia Green, Danielle Brady, Kjartan Olafsson, John Hartley, Catharine Lumby

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This report looks at how children and teenagers use the internet, and the risks ad safety issues they may face. It presents preliminary findings from the AU Kids Online Survey, which is an Australian survey conducted in parallel with the EU Kids Online Survey of 25 European countries. For the Australian survey, 400 young people aged 9-16 year old who use the internet, and one of their parents, were surveyed on where and how they go online, digital literacy and safety skills, range of online activities, use of social networking sites, experiences of harm, sexual images and sexting, cyberbullying, meeting online contacts offline, misuse of personal data, parent and teacher mediation, peer mediation, and sources of safety awareness. Comparisons are also included with findings from the European surveys.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-75
Number of pages75
JournalCultural science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Parents
  • Gender differences
  • Age differences
  • Comparative studies
  • Surveys
  • Internet
  • Social media
  • Computers
  • Bullying
  • Confidential information
  • Help seeking behaviour
  • Risk taking
  • Personal safety

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