Social Inclusion of Australian Children in the Digital Age

Anne DALY, Honge (Cathy) Gong, Anni DUGDALE, Annie Abello

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Abstract

This chapter presents evidence on the access to the Internet for Australian children aged 5-15 years at a small area level, based mainly on the 2006 census data. It shows that there are areas of Australia, particularly in regional Australia, that have relatively low proportions of children who have access to the Internet at home. The geographical distribution of these areas is correlated with risk of social exclusion as measured by Child Social Exclusion Index. There was also a positive correlation between the proportion of children in an area with access to the Internet at home and average educational outcomes. The chapter concludes that there is some evidence of a digital divide for Australian children based on location of residence and socio-economic factors, which may have significant implications for children's ability to participate in society both now and in the future, and this requires further research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Governance and Social Inclusion
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts and Cases
EditorsScott Baum, Arun Mahizhnan
Place of PublicationHershey, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter10
Pages164-181
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781466661073
ISBN (Print)1466661062, 9781466661066
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2326-9103
ISSN (Electronic)2326-9111

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DALY, A., Gong, H. C., DUGDALE, A., & Abello, A. (2014). Social Inclusion of Australian Children in the Digital Age. In S. Baum, & A. Mahizhnan (Eds.), E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases (pp. 164-181). (Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series). Hershey, USA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6106-6.ch010
DALY, Anne ; Gong, Honge (Cathy) ; DUGDALE, Anni ; Abello, Annie. / Social Inclusion of Australian Children in the Digital Age. E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases. editor / Scott Baum ; Arun Mahizhnan. Hershey, USA : IGI Global, 2014. pp. 164-181 (Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series).
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Social Inclusion of Australian Children in the Digital Age. / DALY, Anne; Gong, Honge (Cathy); DUGDALE, Anni; Abello, Annie.

E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases. ed. / Scott Baum; Arun Mahizhnan. Hershey, USA : IGI Global, 2014. p. 164-181 (Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series).

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DALY A, Gong HC, DUGDALE A, Abello A. Social Inclusion of Australian Children in the Digital Age. In Baum S, Mahizhnan A, editors, E-Governance and Social Inclusion: Concepts and Cases. Hershey, USA: IGI Global. 2014. p. 164-181. (Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series). https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6106-6.ch010