1. Analyse the ways in which adults are introducing digital technologies to pre-school children (0-5 year olds, inclusive) and the contexts in which these technologies are used;
2. Examine the rationales and strategies used by parents in deciding whether and when to allow very young children to play online, as well as what online activities and content they choose as suitable for their very young children;
3. Gather video material around children’s online play for analysis, involving children in the 0-5 agegroup in research about what they like to do online, and why;
4. Use an evidence-based media studies perspective to participate in the debate about pre-schoolers’ internet use currently emerging in the domains of psychology and paediatrics;
5. Compare the perspectives and experiences of Australian families with families in the UK.
6. Inform and chart the development of Australian policy in the area, comparing this with equivalent developments in the UK and in Europe more generally.