Do you use a smartphone for any of the following?

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Taking pictures or films81%88%
Chatting with friends66%87%
Downloading apps72%82%
Social networking (e.g. Facebook or Twitter)48%81%
Playing games77%74%
Browsing online55%68%
Watching videos44%50%
To learn things39%38%
Video chat (e.g. Skype or FaceTime)29%37%
Watching TV16%20%
None of the above3%1%

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This statistic displays activities children carried out on smartphones in Great Britain as of January 2014, according to children aged 8 to 16 years old, split by age group. Smartphones were most commonly used for taking pictures among both age groups, with 88 percent of childen aged 13 to 16 reporting taking pictures.
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Release date
February 2014
Great Britain
Survey time period
December 16, 2013 to January 2, 2014
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All owning/ using device
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* n (8-12) = 593; n (13-16) = 856.

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