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Posted: 12/20/2005 7:48:29 PM EDT
tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/641718

Report shows 4-year-olds using the web

Dec 20, 2005

New Zealand on Air has released a report on young people and technology which shows children as young as four are using the internet.

The public broadcasting funding agency issued the report, based on information of six to 17-year-olds and their parents from more than 15,000 houses.

One in three young people rated television as the most essential medium compared to one in seven for the internet.

But the report found half went on online every day and that younger children were the more adept users.

Chief Executive of NZ on Air Bernard Duncan says the report found that about a third of children aged six to eight have been using the internet for more than two years.

Duncan says she's surprised children as young as four are using the internet.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:50:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:50:44 PM EDT by olyarms]
My cousin was online when he was a wee little lad, he still is a wee little lad he can type pretty damn fast.


eta: Oh yeah, I am going to bet he isn't searching for porn.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:53:44 PM EDT
My 4yo uses it better than most adults.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:59:48 PM EDT
I think they all post here.

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:05:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
I think they all post here.




Haha, I remember when I first started using the internet on my 28.8 modem I was considered a

nerd for doing so

Now who DOESNT use the internet???

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:07:15 PM EDT
My four-year old has knows her passworld to her AOL Children's account and knows how to go to Disney.com and play all the free games.

thanks,
Ron
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:08:19 PM EDT
I know a few kids who have been using the internet since the age of about three.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:10:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zer04evr:

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
I think they all post here.




Haha, I remember when I first started using the internet on my 28.8 modem I was considered a

nerd for doing so

Now who DOESNT use the internet???




Pfft. 2400 BAUD (Thats right, 2.4Kb). And I was considered a newbie for not having a 300 baud on a Commodore 64. I dont need one of those, I am not hacking into the WOPR to play Global Thermonuclear War.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:14:19 PM EDT
My earliest was a 14.4 modem on Prodigy back in the day. I wish I was 3 these days, I'd be smart as a whip.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:26:32 PM EDT
Both my 7 and 4 year old sons get on the net.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:33:51 PM EDT
Beat me to it. I was going to say: "Well, looking at the content of a lot of ARF GD posts, I would say you are correct".

- rem



Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
I think they all post here.


Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:59:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:34:22 PM EDT
my neices and my kid were on the net at 3 or 4
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