Childrens Internet Usage Statistics [Fresh Research]

With sources from: 1 – Parenting Kids in the Age of Screens, Social Media and Digital Devices | Pew Research Center, 2 – Cyberbullying Statistics in 2023 (with Charts): 36 “Key” Facts (, 3 – Children and Technology: Positive and Negative Effects | Maryville Online, 4 – Internet-Matters-Digital-Wellbeing-Index-2022.pdf ( and many more

In this post, we explore the latest children’s internet usage statistics to shed light on the impact of technology on today’s youth. From the significance of staying connected to the prevalence of cyberbullying, these statistics provide valuable insights into the digital landscape shaping young minds.

Statistic 1

"85% of children feel technology is important for staying in contact with friends and family."

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Statistic 2

"68% of parents are often distracted by their smartphones, 17% saying this happens often."

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Statistic 3

"Technology helps children become independent more quickly by allowing them to explore topics of interest on their own."

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Statistic 4

"85% of children feel technology is important for staying in contact with friends and family."

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Statistic 5

"TikTok usage among 12-15 year olds has increased from 8% to 13% in two years, but YouTube remains the most popular platform for children aged 5-15."

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Statistic 6

"34% of 8-11 year-olds use TikTok, and 16% of 3-4 year-olds and 29% of 5-7 year-olds use the platform."

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Statistic 7

"55% of children own a tablet or smartphone, and only 30% of parents feel confident enough to discuss internet safety issues."

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Statistic 8

"34% of kids have experienced cyberbullying in their lifetime, and 17% in the last 30 days –"

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Children are increasingly relying on technology to stay connected with others, explore their interests, and navigate the digital world independently. While the majority of parents acknowledge the importance of technology in their children's lives, many struggle with being present due to their own smartphone distractions. The statistics also highlight concerning trends such as the prevalence of cyberbullying and the varying degrees of internet safety education among parents. As platforms like TikTok gain popularity among younger age groups, the need for proactive discussions on online safety and responsible technology use becomes ever more crucial in ensuring a positive digital experience for children.

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