The report was shared by the London School of Economic and discovered on the The Brotherhood Library Current Awareness Portal.
The paper shares the initial findings of the Net Children Go Mobile project. It was first released about three weeks ago.
London School of Economics
Net Children Go Mobile project
From the Summary of Findings
- The average age of first internet use is still dropping,being now 8 years old in the four countries. However, the age at which children start using the internet varies consistently by country, age group and, to a lesser extent, by gender.
- European kids are increasingly mobile, and increasingly social: 53% of children aged 9 to 16 own a smartphone, and 48% use it to access the internet.
- Increasingly privatised access: 26% of children use the smartphones in mobility, but more and more children tend to use it in their own bedrooms (39%)
- Social networking tops the list of activities done on a daily basis (58% of the interviewees visit their profile on a social network site several times a day or at least once a day). Other popular online activities among children and teenagers include: listening to music, watching video clips and using instant messaging such as Skype or WhatsApp