Our vision is for Australian children to be healthy, educated and connected. This Centre will integrate child health, education, and digital and social connectedness, innovating across disciplines to meet Australia’s ongoing challenges of supporting young children growing up in a rapidly changing digital age. The Centre’s world-leading team investigates children’s digital practices through three interconnected research programs supported by a longitudinal family cohort study and children’s technology laboratories. The Centre will address tensions in a contested field to inform government and non-government policy, technology innovation, and develop programs and guidelines for children, families, educators and technology developers.

Funding: $34.9 million over 7 years
Centre Director:  Professor Susan Danby
Administering Organisation:  Queensland University of Technology

Participating Organisations:

  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • University of Wollongong
  • The University of Queensland
  • Springer International Publishing AG
  • Apple Australia Pty Ltd
  • eSafety Commissioner
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
  • Lego Australia Pty Ltd
  • Kinderling Kids Radio Pty Ltd
  • Scitech Discovery Centre
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Erikson Institute
  • Gyeongin National University of Education
  • Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
  • Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Dublin City University
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • University College London
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • The University of Sheffield, UK
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Early Childhood Australia INC
  • Department of Education
  • The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited
  • Australian Council on Children and the Media
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Eat More Pixels Pty Ltd
  • Media Centre for Education Research Australia Ltd
  • SBS
  • The Smith Family
  • Child Australia NT
  • Playgroup WA (INC)
  • State Library of Western Australia