Two Thirds of Kids Using the Internet

Two Thirds of Kids Using the Internet

According to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Grunwald Associates, 65% of children in the US, ages two to 17, use the Internet either at home, at school or some other location. The study determined, however, that despite the strong Internet penetration rate among kids in the US in general, there exists a significant at-home Net access divide among different ethnicities. The study determined that 49% Caucasian kids have Internet access at home, whereas just 33% of Hispanic children and 29% of African American children do as well.

US Children Using Internet at Home

Age 2-523%23%21%
All children493329
Source: Grunwald Associates/The Corp for Public Broadcasting

The UCLA Center for Communication Policy reported last month that the increasing number of libraries making the Net available to kids has meant that the number of children under the age of 18 who say they go online from "somewhere else" besides home or school has jumped from 20.6% in 2000 to 60% last year.

Internet Use By Children Under 18 in US by Access Location (% respondents)

Source: UCLA Center for Communication Policy, Feb 2003

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