Growing Up Online

Nearly all teens in the US have grown up using the Internet

Nearly all US teens ages 12 to 17 use the Internet, according to a September-November 2007 Pew Internet & American Life study.

The 94% of teen respondents who reported accessing the Internet are doing so frequently. Two-thirds of teenage Internet users (63%) reported going online daily, while 35% use the Internet multiple times per day.

Though most teens are logging on from home, schools and libraries play important roles, particularly among low income and minority teens.

For instance, among teen Internet users in households earning $75,000 a year or more, 99% report using the Internet at home, while 74% go online from school and 57% go online from a library.

But in households earning less than $30,000 a year, only 70% go online from home, 75% at school and 72% use the library for access.

Similarly, 81% of white teens access the Internet primarily from home. Only 15% of white teens access the Internet primarily from school. This contrasts with 63% of African-American teens using the Internet most often from home and 25% most likely to log on from school.

Via Pew Internet & American Life