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Aussie Households Filling Up With Internet Gadgets: Report

The average Australian household now contains more than six devices able to connect to the Internet, up from an average of 5.8 in 2014-15 financial year, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (Stats).

Stats actually give the figure as 6.2 per household, but this is for the period up to last June year – presumably it has risen since.

Some 87pc of Australians were classed as Internet users. Kids aged 15-17 years made up the highest proportion of Internet users  at 98pc,  while the 65-and-older category to no-one’s great surprise had the lowest proportion of Internet users at 55pc.

On the downside, Stats reports that in 2016-17, some 14pc of connected households with children aged 5-14 had seen a child exposed to inappropriate material and 5pc of those households also said a child aged 5-14 had been subject to cyber-bullying.



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