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How much time do children spend online?


A lot, is the answer! So much that it no longer really makes any sense to distinguish between their online and offline lives.

  • 23% of UK children begin their online lives in utero, with parents uploading their scans online.
  • 73% have been online by the age of two.
  • One in 10 have their first mobile device before the age of five.
  • 74% of 8-11 year-olds have access to a tablet at home.
  • 63% have their own smartphone before starting secondary school.
  • 12-15 year-olds each send an average of 289 texts a week (41 a day).