ARC Linkage Success at ILSTE - Young children in digital society: An Online Tool for service provision

ARC Linkage Success at ILSTE - Young children in digital society: An Online Tool for service provision

Education Minister Tehan announced on 12 January, the successful ARC Linkage project for ACU, that Chief Investigator Professor Suzy Edwards, of the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, will project lead.

The project brings together a strong team involving 5 Universities (Curtin, Deakin, La Trobe and Monash University) and 7 Partner Organisations. Other leading international scholars have also worked with the team to date and will continue to be engaged in this research, recognised to be in the national interest.

The project aims to identify the practices enacted and shared amongst young children, their families and educators in digital society. The project is significant because in digital society families and educators face new demands ensuring technologies are used in the best interests of young children. Knowledge about practices in digital society informs adult decision-making using technologies with, by and for young children in the early years. The outcome is a new Online Tool for the Partner Organisations to share exemplar practices benefiting Australian children, their families and educators with new resources, materials and programs in areas including: digital media production, cyber-safety education, digital play and digital parenting.

Organisation Participant Summary



Participant Type


Australian Catholic University

Administering Organisation


Curtin University

Other Eligible Organisation


Deakin University

Other Eligible Organisation


La Trobe University

Other Eligible Organisation


Monash University

Other Eligible Organisation


Australian Broadcasting Commission

Partner Organisation


Australian Federal Police

Partner Organisation


The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Partner Organisation


Deeper Richer

Partner Organisation


Early Childhood Australia Inc

Partner Organisation


eSafety Commissioner

Partner Organisation


Raising Children Network (Australia) Limited

Partner Organisation

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