Average age of internet use among children in Poland 2018

This statistic shows the average age of first time internet use for pupils in Poland in 2018, broken down by type of school. According to the survey results, pupils used the internet before starting primary school. The source also notes that the average age of initiation was around six years and 10 months. Upper secondary school students started using the internet at an average age of seven. This survey shows that there was a further decrease in the age at which young people start using the internet, while the average number of hours spent surfing the net is rising.

Average age at which children start using the internet in Poland in 2018, by type of school

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Special properties

Pupils from 55 schools

Supplementary notes

* The survey involved 1,173 pupils from 55 schools from all over Poland, including pupils:
- primary school N = 531
- lower secondary school N = 25
- upper secondary school N = 456
- technical secondary school N = 161

In the research pupils were divided into two groups:
(1) pupils in the seventh grade of primary and second grade of lower secondary schools (merger due to the recent education reform),
(2) pupils in upper secondary schools, i.e. pupils in the second grade of lower secondary schools and technical schools.

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