Internet usage by children and young people in France

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Statista dossier on the Internet usage by children and young people in France

This dossier provides a current representation of the use of the Internet by young people in France. It contains statistical information on the frequency, type of online activities and duration of Internet use by young people, as well as their equipment. Furthermore, this assemblement of statistics gives further insights on the potential dangers of the Internet, as well as the parental controls implemented by responsible adults monitoring their children's online presence.

Table of contents

  • 1. Internet equipment among young people
    • Access to several home computers by age in France 2019

    • Internet penetration in French households 2016 to 2019, by age group

    • Internet usage penetration in France 2019, by age

    • Use of smartphones by children aged 8 to 14 in France 2018

    • Mobile internet usage via smartphone in France 2019, by age

  • 2. Internet activities and usage frequency of young people
    • Mean age of realizing Internet activities according to French children 2020, by age

    • Types of Internet activities that French children carry out autonomously 2020, by age

    • French parents' opinion on what children do autonomously online in 2020, by age

    • Internet: online shopping in France 2010-2019, by age

    • French children frequency of online shopping by themselves in France 2020, by age

    • French children watching online videos for the first time with help or alone 2020

    • French children playing online video games for the first time with help or alone 2020

    • Children's access frequency to videos on online platforms in France 2020, by age

    • Time spent by young adults on the Internet for leisure in France 2018, by device used

    • Share of users of instant messaging apps for telephoning in France 2019, by age

    • French believing that the Internet is too present in their life 2019, by child age

  • 3. Social media usage among children
    • Social network usage penetration in France 2019, by age

    • Share of children registered on social networks in France 2018, by age

    • Help French children get when creating a social media account for the first time 2020

    • Share of children aged 8 and 14 years registered on Instagram in France 2018

    • Share of children aged 8 and 14 years registered on Pinterest in France 2018

    • Share of children aged 8 and 14 registered on Snapchat in France 2018

    • Share of children aged 8 and 14 registered on Facebook in France 2018

    • Number of followers French children aged 11-12 have on their main social media 2020

    • Behavior of young Internet boys on social networks in France 2018

    • Behavior of girls Internet users on social networks in France 2018

    • Types of social network activities amongst children in France in 2020

  • 4. Social media usage of pupils and students
    • Types of social networks most used by young people in France 2020

    • Share of young people using social media in France 2020, by age

    • Reasons young people have for using social media channels in France 2021

    • Young people using social media to get informed about sex in France 2019, by gender

    • Share of young people expressing feelings towards social media usage in France 2020

    • Reasons young people have for suppressing their social media profiles in France 2020

    • Share of young people deleting their social media account in France 2020, by age

    • Frequency of young people spending time on social media in France 2021

  • 5. Dangers and risks of the Internet for young people
    • Social media platforms where young adults have experienced cyberviolence France 2019

    • Share of young French adults having experienced cyberviolence by gender 2019

    • Young people's opinion on online privacy protection in France 2019

    • Opinion on the severity of cyberthreats, according to teenagers in France 2019

    • Confrontation with shocking content online, according to French teenagers 2019

    • Opinion on offensive content regulations, according to young French people 2019

    • Young actors of cyber violence and the types of crime committed in France 2019

    • French children awareness about the privacy of their social media account(s) 2020

    • Types of negative encounters French children aged 11 to 18 fear to make in 2020

    • Share of French children talking to strangers while playing online video games 2020

    • Opinion on the impact of their online activity, according to teenagers in France 2019

  • 6. Parental control measures
    • Mean age of realizing Internet activities according to French parents 2020, by age

    • Share of French parents knowing about their children's privacy on social media 2020

    • Opinion on parental access restrictions by default for porn sites France 2019

    • Opinion on the age limitation to websites with pornographic content France 2019

    • Perpetrators of cyber violence, according to French teenagers' parents 2019

    • Share of parents monitoring their children's online activities in France 2020, by age

    • Parental controls set up for online activities of French children 2020, by age

    • French people's opinion on connected devices to geotag children in France 2020

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