Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Digital Generation Data

Some fun facts from survey results reported in this BBC article:
  • One-third of children in the UK use blogs and social network websites; two-thirds of parents do not even know what they are
  • Of the 1,003 children aged 11-16 surveyed, almost half said they could disable parent controls
  • A tenth of the 11-year-olds who took part in the survey said their parents did not know about the people with whom they communicated online
  • 13% revealed they were never supervised while using computers at home
  • 69% of parents thought they knew less than their children about mobile phones
  • A Mori survey of 2,300 11 to 16-year-olds in England and Wales has found that three fifths liked the idea of using computer games in the classroom. Half of those aged 15 and 16 did not