Half of Chinese urban kids surf internet

Published: 27th July 2013 09:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2013 09:00 PM   |  A+A-


More than half of children aged four to six in urban areas of China know how to use the internet, according to a report on the lifestyle of Chinese children.

In the survey, which covered 9,114 four to 16-year-olds in 10 provincial areas or cities, including Beijing, 93.2 percent of 13-16 year-olds have used the internet, reported Xinhua citing The Beijing Times Saturday.

The report put the proportion of seven to nine-year-olds and 10 to 12-year-olds accessing the internet at 58.6 and 77.1 percent respectively.

It showed that 57.5 percent of the respondents use mobile phones, 26 percent use Twitter-like microblogs, and 17.9 percent use tablet computers.

China's netizen population, the world's largest, continues to grow and reached 591 million at the end of June, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.

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