More Australian girls than boys using internet: study

A report on young people’s use of media has found that the amount of time they spend using technology has not increased in the last 12 years despite the rise in the use of the internet and mobile phones.The report was conducted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).It asked children between the ages of eight and 17 how they use technology.The last similar study was done in 1995.ACMA’s Linda Carusso says she was surprised to find children still choose to spend the same amount of time on media activities as they did more than a decade ago.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/17/2120921.htmAlso see:
Kids ‘prefer outdoors to technology’ [AAP]
Children and teenagers rank outdoor activities and hanging out with friends well above sitting in front of a TV or a computer, a new study has found.
http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=445416
http://au.news.yahoo.com/071217/2/15abq.htmlA news release from ACMA and links to the report, “Australian families with children are ‘media-rich’, research finds”, are available from technewsreview.com.au/article.php?article=3469

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