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    Books Versus Screens: A Study of Australian Children’s Media Use During the COVID Pandemic
    Nolan, S ; Day, K ; Shin, W ; Wang, WY (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2022-01-01)
    Abstract As children’s use of screens increased during the COVID pandemic, their reading of traditional books was affected, a national survey of Australian parents shows. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne to compare young people’s use of screens and books in the pandemic. Their online survey of 513 primary caregivers of children aged seven to thirteen around Australia showed that tablet use flourished during the pandemic and that COVID lockdowns influenced book buying and library borrowing in consequential ways for publishing and literature. Many parents believed their children’s use of screens had come at the expense of book reading.
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    What social media platforms can and should do to build young Asian Australians’ resilience against online racism
    Wang, WY ; Song, J ; Shin, W (Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, 2021-11-29)