How much are our kids really online?

May 18, 2015 Categories: Changing_Times, Education Today, Uncategorized

Good morning! First I have to say I’m sorry it’s been so sporadic on the blog over the past few weeks. Life just gets too busy sometimes, and for me that was all about supervising trainee teachers and collecting data for my PhD (neither of which can be rushed!). I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel though….maybe!

Today I wanted to share some interesting stuff with you. For no real reason other than I think it’s important to know what’s going on with our kids’ generation. So here are two graphs that I love. They are from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (but seem to follow the pattern of other developed countries) and it tells us a little bit about what’s happening across our country….have a look!

 

ABS Statistics

Compared to adults, our 15-17 year olds use the Internet the most – no surprises there! But even our over 65s are online – 46% of them at least.

 

ABS Statistics

Where are our kids accessing the online world? Mostly at home! 97% of them in fact, that’s a lot of online interactions. Do you know what is happening at your house?

This may not be revolutionary information , but I think it is something we need to consider.  Our kids – just like in every other generation with rock music or punk hairstyles – our kids are influenced by their peers. So knowing what they are up to can help us look after out kids – and prepare them for 21st Century life :0)

 

 

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