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Green, L., Olafsson, K., Brady, D., & Smahel, D. (2012). Excessive Internet use among Australian children. Available here


This brief report builds upon the findings of the EU Kids Online project’s work into Excessive Internet Use among the 19,834 European children (aged 11-16) participating in that study. It compares the European data with the much smaller cohort of 300 Australian children (aged 11-16) who were researched in the parallel AU Kids Online project. In both cases the children were selected according to a random sampling strategy. The full EU Kids Online report includes the research methodology and can be accessed via: 11)/EUKidsOnlineIIReports/D4FullFindings.pdf The full AU Kids Online report can be accessed via: The EU Kids Online Excessive Internet Use report can be found at s.aspx Its authors are David Šmahel (Masaryk University, Czech Republic); Ellen Helsper (London School of Economics, UK); Lelia Green (Edith Cowan University, Australia); Veronika Kalmus (University of Tartu, Estonia); Lukas Blinka (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) and Kjartan Ólafsson (University of Akureyri, Iceland and Masaryk University, Czech Republic). The EU Kids Online Excessive Internet Report builds upon the work of the ‘EU Kids Online’ network funded by the EC (DG Information Society) Safer Internet plus Programme (project code SIP-KEP-321803); see The parallel Australian research is funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. This report draws upon the EU Kids Online Excessive Internet Use report, and upon the research of the authors acknowledged above.

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