Data Summary 2015-2017

DEVICE OWNERSHIP

32% have smartphones
62% own an Internet- capable device

DEVICE USE

40% belong to a social networking site 

28% have filters on devices available to them 

EFFECTS ON SLEEPING HABITS

57% sleep with their devices within reach
58% stay up late as a result of their technology

QUESTIONABLE CONTENT

22% have looked up a web site their parents would disapprove of
43% accidentally ended up on a website their parent would disapprove of
57% have been “disturbed” by images and video clips
11% have received a personal image their parents would disapprove of
3% have sent a personal image their parents would disapprove of 

CYBER BULLYING

21% have been cyber bullied
56% have witnessed cyber bullying

GENERAL ONLINE ACTIVITY

64% stay online or play games longer than they intended
40% have lied about their age online 

CITATIONS

Research taken, with permission, from The Digital Citizenship Project's National Study.


1443 Respondents in Grade 5-8 from the following locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Edison, Five Towns, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Monsey, Passaic.


Gender of Respondents: 54% female and 46% male.


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