We conducted a survey among 15–24 and 40+ year-olds across 21 countries to explore how childhood is changing.Read more about the survey
On average, 77% of young people go online every day, our survey found.
That’s far more than those aged 40+, of whom only half are daily netizens.
But not everyone is so connected. There is a large digital divide across the world…
In Japan, 96% of young people go online every day.
But in Zimbabwe, only 15% do.
Digital tools and online services can benefit children in a number of ways.
On average, a majority of young people say children benefit a lot from being online in all these areas:
…and having fun.
Above all, young people are most likely to report education as a major upside of kids going online.
People over 40 also say the internet can benefit children a lot, but are less enthusiastic than young people. That's true regarding: