How many children and young people have internet access at home?

As such, rather than simply estimating the share of households with an internet connection, this analysis leverages household survey data from 87 countries and looks specifically at the number of children and young people aged 25 years or less who live in households that have an internet connection. Therefore, the statistics presented in this report are influenced by the number of family members aged 25 years or less in each household. More details on the methodology are available in the Annex.

The unique findings presented in this report provide new insights on children and young people’s access to connectivity worldwide, as well as the factors that drive inequities among and within countries. It also aims to serve as a resource for stakeholders who seek to reimagine education and enhance internet access in their communities.

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


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