Attack Of The Tech-Savvy Toddlers

17Jan07

Kids as young as 2 years old are downloading content to cell phones, computers, and portable digital music players according to a report from NPD Group – says this report on InformationWeek. Two year olds!

I got my first mobile phone when I was 27; the study says, about 15% of 2- to 5-year-olds and 62% of 11- to 14-year-olds use cell phones.

Also from the report – More than one in 10 children download content by the time they are 7 years old, 22% download by age 10, and 50% download at 14, according to the report.

Seventy-five percent of children with an Internet connection use it, and nearly half browse the Web without help and one-third do so with their parents or someone else, according to the study.

Related to this, also read this report on Reuters – China plagued with 2 million teen Internet addictsOf China’s 18.3 million teen Internet users, more than 2 million were addicts, with “good kids who impress their parents and teachers” the most vulnerable to the affliction, the China Daily said, citing a study by the Communist Youth League – and most of these “addicts” are male and aged between 15 and 20

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