Leading children's apps among parents in the UK 2015, by app type

This statistic displays the most popular children's apps among parents in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by app type. During the survey period, it was found that 6.6 percent of responding parents or caregivers identified social networking apps like WhatsApp as their favorite.

Most popular children's apps among parents in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by app type*

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Release date

June 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

from January 2015 to June 2015

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Special properties

UK parents/caregivers of 0-5 year-olds.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original survey question was phrased as follows:
"C-Q5b – Parent/child favourite types of apps by respondent age breakdown"
The source adds the following information: "Percentages out of each age group and app-type combination, e.g. out of participants aged under 30, 23.2% said that learning apps were the parent’s favourite, 55.9% that it was the child’s favourite and 20% that it wasn’t a favourite or the child does not use that app."

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