A national survey of Pupil Internet Use has been published at a Digital Leaders workshop for children and teachers at Bournville College in Birmingham.
Key figures from the study show that:
• Nearly half of four to seven-year-old children surveyed say they are using a smartphone to get online
• 66 per cent of Year 7 pupils and 89 per cent of Year 10 pupils use a smartphone, which is the most popular method of accessing the internet
• Over half of six-year-olds use a laptop to get online
• Games consoles are used mostly by 10 and 11-year-olds with three main platforms (Xbox, Playstation and Wii) being popular
• A wide range of other connected devices were being used at home. The most popular devices in the ‘Internet of Things’ category were other consoles such as the Nintendo DS, heating controls, smart meters and portable media devices. Smart fridges and kettles were mentioned but less common.
More details from http://www.catshill.com/pupils-online-19000-surveyed