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Children active on social media in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2020, by age

Does your child have a social media profile or account on any sites or apps?***

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Release date

April 2021

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2009 to 2020

Number of respondents

261*

Age group

3--15 years

Special properties

Parents of children

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Number of respondents:
In 2020 261 aged 3-15
In 2009: n (aged 5-7) = 576, n (aged 8-11) = 773, n (aged 12-15) = 781.
In 2011: n (aged 5-7) = 573, n (aged 8-11) = 586, n (aged 12-15) = 558.
In 2013: n (aged 3-4) = 685, n (aged 5-7) = 533, n (aged 8-11) = 587, n (aged 12-15) = 569.
In 2014: n (aged 3-4) = 731, n (aged 5-7) = 453, n (aged 8-11) = 609, n (aged 12-15) = 598.
In 2015: n (aged 3-4) = 272, n (aged 5-7) = 264, n (aged 8-11) = 444, n (aged 12-15) = 463.
In 2016: n (aged 3-4) = 262, n (aged 5-7) = 260, n (aged 8-11) = 441, n (aged 12-15) = 475.
In 2017: n (aged 3-4) = 328, n (aged 5-7) = 362, n (aged 8-11) = 456, n (aged 12-15) = 480. In 2019: n (aged 3-4) = 900, n (aged 5-15) = 2343

** Since 2014 responses are taken from the child aged 8-11 or aged 12-15 rather than the parent.

*** Before 2017 this question asked only about use of social media sites or apps; this definition was expanded in 2017 to include messaging sites or apps.

The source did not include data for 5-15 year olds in 2019

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