Children’s use of Social Network
Revision as of 09:11, 14 May 2013 by Ibermudez
- Among all 9-16 year olds across Europe, 59% report having their own social networking profile.
- Social networking varies hardly at all by gender, with 58% boys and 60% girls having their own profile.
- It also varies very little by socioeconomic status (SES) also ranging from 57% for children from low SES homes to 61% for those from high SES homes.
- Most policy attention has focused on the age of users, and here the differences are more dramatic. One quarter (26%) of the 9-10 year olds report having their own profile, compared with half (49%) of 11-12 year olds. For teenagers, percentages are much higher – 73% of 13-14 year olds and 82% of 15-16 year olds.