Mobile device usage behavior parents allowed children Great Britain 2014, by device

This statistic displays the smartphone and tablet behaviors parents reported their children carrying out in Great Britain as of January 2014. Education and learning activities were much more common among tablet users than among smartphone users, with 76 percent of parents reporting that their children used tablets for educational purposes.

Which, if any, of the following does your child use the tablet or smartphone for?

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Release date

February 2014


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

December 16, 2013 to January 1, 2014

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

parents who had children who used a tablet or smartphone device; weighted

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* n (tablet) = 2,002; n (smartphone) = 1,355

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