Computers and Internet

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Computer Usage

  • Computer usage continuing to grow – up 3%


  •  93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, as do
  • 93% of young adults ages 18‐29.
  • 74% of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
  • Over the past 10 years, teens and young adults have been consistently the two groups most likely to go online.

Source: Teens and Social Media | Millennials Home

  • 23% of teens have a tablet computer
  • 93% of  teens have a computer or have access to one at home
  • 74% teens ages 12-17 access the internet on cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices at least occasionally.
  • 34% of teen girls ages 14-17 mostly go online using their cell phone
  • 24% of teen boys ages 14-17 mostly go online using their cell phone


Online Harassment

  • One in four (24%) high school students reported online harassment in 2012.
  • This is an increase from 16% in 2008.
  • 27 percent of high school females suffered hurtful online posts compared to 20 percent of high school males.