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Germany: 3,7 Mio. kids are using a computer at home

The digital world has reached the childrens´ room. The new technology equipment and the access to the Internet has increased. By now 3,7 Millionen children and young persons are using a computer at home. This is about 300.000 young user more than two years ago.

Whereas the gender has almost no role by childrens use, the age is more important. More than 80 % of the 10 to 13 years old are using the computer while only 46% of the 6 to 9 years old do so. 93 % of the users are playing games, but more and more are using the Internet. 3,3 million children have been online at least once. The Internet is used as a platform for gaining knowledge and communication via email. Half of the children are using a chat to communicate.

Read the press release in German language here.

Available on the website since August 07, 2007