Connected kids and teens
Insights into young people’s online activities and experience with digital devices from eSafety’s 2016 Digital Participation Survey.
Being online is an integral part of young people's lives. Teens and kids use a range of devices to go online. There are key differences between the online habits of teens and kids.
Aussie families are digitally connected. 96% have wi-fi access within the home.
The internet plays a major role in young people's lives. 85% of kids (8 to 13) and teens (14 to 17) see the internet as important in their lives.
80% of kids and teens use more than one device to go online.
Most popular devices
Teens spend 74% more time online than kids per week outside of school.
Going online is more than fun and games.
Teens are more social online than kids.
Boys and girls socialise differently online.
Source: Survey commissioned by eSafety, June 2016. Respondents included 2,278 children aged 8 to 17 years in Australia with access to the internet.