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Australian children rapidly adopting Internet and mobile phones.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-6 April 2001-Australian children rapidly adopting Internet and mobile phones (C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

According to a new survey carried out by the Australian Internet Monitor roughly 80% of all Australian children aged between 10 to 19 have access to the Internet.

The most likely location for the children to go online is their school, with 52% claiming to have use of a school maintained Internet connection. Second, and only slightly behind was the home with half of all respondents using the Internet from there.

When questioned on how they used the Internet 61% claimed they used it for searching information or generally for fun, 60% use is to send SMSs and 53% use e-mail.

Related results from the same survey indicated that 73% of all Australian children have their own mobile phone with 85% of that number using pre-paid phone cards.

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Date:Apr 6, 2001
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