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Children active on social media in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2017, by age This statistic displays the share of children who have active social media profiles in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2017, by age group. Of children aged 12 to 15, 75 percent had profiles in 2017, up from 74 percent the year previous.
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This statistic displays the share of children who have active social media profiles in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2017, by age group. Of children aged 12 to 15, 75 percent had profiles in 2017, up from 74 percent the year previous.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2009 to 2017
Number of respondents
various**
Special properties
parents of children aged 3-4 or 5-15 who go online at home or elsewhere***
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
* Question amended from 2014 to refer to social media sites or apps, previously referred to social networking sites (prompted responses, single coded).
** 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.
*** Since 2014 responses are taken from the child aged 8-11 or aged 12-15 rather than the parent.
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