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Weekly hours of internet consumption by children in the UK 2014-2018, by age

This graph displays hours of internet consumption among children in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2018, by age group. In 2018, children aged three and four were found to spend 8.9 hours on average consuming internet media per week. During the same year ,children aged 12-15 were found spending 20.5 hours consuming internet per week as opposed to 18.9 hours in 2015.

Time spent consuming internet per week among children in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2018, by age

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Release date

January 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Number of respondents

Number of respondents not indicated.

Age group

3-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source indicates: "Responses are taken from the child aged 8-11 or 12-15 rather than the parent. Parents/ children were asked about use at home or elsewhere."
Regarding the survey question the source indicates: "How many hours would you say he/ she spends [using medium] on a typical school day/ on a weekend day?"

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