Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Canadian Internet Use

Statistics Canada has released some new, well, statistics about Canadian internet usage habits. Nothing relevant to kids specifically (the survey only covered Canadians aged 16 years and up), but they did include a few tidbits on teens between the ages of 16 and 17 years, which may be of interest, such as:

* 97% of them use the Internet
* 70% have been using the Internet for over 5 years
* 40% contribute content
* 94% use the Internet for school
* 73% play games
* 90% use instant messaging
* 83% download music
* 42% use the Internet to watch TV

You can find out more on the CBC Website, or by visiting the StatsCan site directly. They also have info on the continuing "digital divides" in Canada, based on income (primarily), education and age, which is good to know.

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