New Research Highlight: a summary of young people's relationship with technology
The UKCCIS Evidence Group has published its latest Research Highlight, the 113th in the series. The Research Highlight is a summary of research looking at media and purchasing behaviours among children and young people aged 5-16.
Research Highlight 113
The latest research highlight looks at the CHILDWISE Monitor Report, a large scale, quantitative study of nearly 2,000 children and young people aged between 5–16 across 69 UK schools. Children aged 5 and 6 took part in face to face interviews, and children aged 7–16 were surveyed online. Data was collected during September and October 2016.
The research found that in 2016:
- 94% of children aged between 5-16 had a computer at home
- 94% of children aged 11-16 own a mobile phone, compared to 39% of 5-10 year-olds
- 83% of children and young people aged 5-16 own a computer:
67% of these own a tablet
39% own a laptop
18% have a desktop PC.
- Children and young people aged 5-16 reported spending an average of 2.9 hours online per day.
- 23% of those asked said they had missed out on sleep because of using devices (23%).
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