One In 12 Kids Visits Web Daily

Nearly 60 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 11 go online at least once a month, and 8.1 percent of that age group--about one in 12--goes online daily, according to a new study by Mediamark Research, Inc.

The study, based on a survey of around 5,400 children conducted between March and August, also found that 42.6 percent of youngsters--45.4 percent of girls and 40 percent of boys--play online games at least once a month, while 23.1 percent went on the Web for help with school assignments.

Video games also tested very well among the 6 to 11 demographic, with 84.2 percent of respondents saying they had played a game within the last 30 days, and 20.3 percent saying they played every day. Video game interest skewed toward boys, with nearly 30 percent of boys saying they played every day, as compared to only 11.1 percent of girls.

A high percentage of children ages 6 to 11 play video games on a regular basis: 84 percent overall reported having played a video game within 30 days, and 20.3 percent said they played every day. Few, however, reported using an MP3 player to listen to music--4.1 percent, compared to 74 percent who reported using a car radio, and 62.8 percent who reported using a CD player.

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