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Majority of Chinese minors under 10 use Internet [China Daily: Africa Weekly]
[July 21, 2014]

Majority of Chinese minors under 10 use Internet [China Daily: Africa Weekly]

(China Daily: Africa Weekly Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) More than 60 percent of minors are exposed to the Internet before they are 10 years old, and 23.8 percent before the age of 6, according to a 2013 report on minors' use of the Internet released by Chinese Young Pioneers Business Development Centre.

Earlier reports revealed that 17.5 percent of minors used the Internet before reaching 6 in 2012 and 15.4 percent in 2011. As Internet penetration grows in China minors are exposed at increasingly younger ages.

The top three things urban minors do when online are play games, listen to music and QQ chat while suburban minors play games, listen to music and other activities.

Reports were first released in 2006 and are written after surveying 16,530 students ranging from primary school first graders to high school sophomores in 108 primary and high schools in 10 provinces.

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