3 in 4 children aged 0-4 years use devices
Latest Research Highlight from the UKCCIS Evidence Group highlights new findings from CHILDWISE about the technology habits of 0-4 year olds.
The research explores the trends in the media use of children aged up to 4 years, based on interviews of over a thousand parents of 0-4 year olds.
The research found that among children aged 0-4 years:
- Almost 3 in 4 use tablets, laptops or computers (73%), with 41% doing so every day
- Over 1 in 4 have their own device (29%)
- The majority of children with access to a tablet or computer use it to watch TV programmes and video clips (71%), and to play games and apps (65%). One in six pre-schoolers use a tablet or computer to video call family and friends (16%).
- More than half of all pre-schoolers use apps of some kind (52%), either on a smart phone, tablet or elsewhere. CBeebies Playtime is their favourite app. Other popular apps mentioned include YouTube, plus Peppa Pig and Disney apps.