More than half of children use social media by the age of 10

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More than half of children use social media by the age of 10

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Posted on: 11/03/2014

In this fast-changing, digital age of ours, social media continues to swamp the world.

A new poll, conducted by Opinium, revealed that more than half of children use social media by the age of 10.

Opinium surveyed 1,004 children aged eight to 16 – and their parents – and the results showed that more than half of those children were adept at using social media by the time they were 10.

Facebook was the most popular site they look to join – while other key sites for the kids are with WhatsApp, SnapChat, Twitter and Instagram. They mainly use their mobile phones – or a tablet – to access the web and take part in social media.

Many of the children admitted they ignored the official age limit – and 43% of those polled also admitted that they had messaged people – or got involved with group chats – with people they didn’t know.

Photo and video sharing is also proving very popular amongst children, some of them not even yet in their teens.

 

 

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