Mapping the Australian Children's Internet

Project dates: 01/09/2021 - Ongoing

‘Mapping the Australian children’s internet’ investigates the networked technology and digital media available to Australian children aged 0-8. The Australian children’s internet may be thought of from multiple perspectives including media production and consumption practices, content, policy, regulation and commercialisation.  It includes organisations, technologies, digital platforms, social media and gaming companies, content, services, and key actors. Identifying and describing these elements, and the connections and tensions that arise between them, enables in depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges for ensuring Australian children can experience a positive and rewarding digital environment. The project entails industry and policy analysis, and interviews with key network actors.

DMRC research program

This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:

Digital Inclusion & Participation

Project team


  • Professor Michael Dezuanni
  • Professor Julian Sefton-Green, Deakin University
  • Professor Sue Bennett, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Tama Leaver, Curtin University
  • Dr Luci Pangrazio, Deakin University

Project funding

  • ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child (2021)