Most children have games consoles and mobile phones

The majority of parents/carers report children aged 7 to 16 own or have use of a games console (90%) or mobile phone (74%), according to an Ofcom study of 800 children and their parents/carers.

Most children have games consoles and mobile phones
Most children have games consoles and mobile phones

But not many use mobile phones to go online. Only 12% of parents/carers whose child owns or has use of a mobile phone say their child uses the mobile phone to go online.

About a fifth of parents/carers (21%) say their child uses the games console to go online and the same proportion say their child uses the portable media player to go online. Most young people (80%) use mobile phones to download music (see chart), while just 16% use them to access radio.

One in six children (16%) who own or have use of a games console say they use it to go online at least occasionally. Boys are four times more likely than girls to say they do this (23% versus 6%).

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