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Over 60% of Chinese youngsters get Internet between ages 6 to 10: Study

PTI
Published Jun 4, 2018, 9:53 am IST
Updated Jun 4, 2018, 9:53 am IST
Some 22 per cent said they would use the Internet to read news and current affairs.
Some 22 per cent said they would use the Internet to read news and current affairs. (Photo: File)
 Some 22 per cent said they would use the Internet to read news and current affairs. (Photo: File)

More than 60 per cent of Chinese youngsters start using Internet between the age of six and 10, according to a survey.

Nearly half of them spend less than two hours a day on the Internet, while 24 per cent stay online two to four hours every day, a survey jointly conducted by the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Tencent said.

 

Short videos and music are the subjects which they spend a lot of time on, as 29 per cent of respondents said they "spend almost all the time" listening music and 20 per cent watching short videos.

The survey also found that many use the Internet for learning purposes, as 20 per cent said they have to search for data and information, doing homework and looking up words online every day.

Some 22 per cent said they would use the Internet to read news and current affairs.

The survey warned that pornography, Internet fraud and cyberbullying have become major threats for young people, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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