GENERAL
State of the World Children's report (SOWC 2017), which aims to engage adolescents and listen to their experiences in the digital age.
7 questions polled on this topic
12% response rate
14,384 responded out of 123,183 polled
May 31. 2017
Do you use the internet? E.g. Facebook, search on Google, Whatsapp etc.
May 31. 2017
What do u dislike about the internet?
May 31. 2017
What do u like abt the internet?
May 31. 2017
How did you learn to use the Internet?
May 31. 2017
What would make the internet better for you?
May 31. 2017
New responses from open Questions
May 31. 2017
You don't used internet because of what?

POLL RESULTS

MAY 31. 2017
Do you use the internet? E.g. Facebook, search on Google, Whatsapp etc.
14,384 responded out of 123,183 polled
Female
78%
YES
 
YES
22%
NO
 
NO

Male
86%
YES
 
YES
14%
NO
 
NO
0-14
0%
YES
 
YES
0%
NO
 
NO

15-19
82%
YES
 
YES
18%
NO
 
NO

20-24
83%
YES
 
YES
17%
NO
 
NO

25-30
84%
YES
 
YES
16%
NO
 
NO

31-34
84%
YES
 
YES
16%
NO
 
NO

35+
80%
YES
 
YES
20%
NO
 
NO
83%
YES
 
YES
17%
NO
 
NO
MAY 31. 2017
What do u dislike about the internet?
10,297 responded out of 11,970 polled
Female
8%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
50%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
6%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
20%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
8%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
8%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.

Male
8%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
41%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
6%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
18%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
17%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
11%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.
0-14
0%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
0%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
0%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
0%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
0%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
0%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.

15-19
8%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
53%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
6%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
15%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
8%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
10%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.

20-24
8%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
47%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
6%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
17%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
12%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
11%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.

25-30
7%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
42%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
7%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
19%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
16%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
9%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.

31-34
10%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
36%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
5%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
20%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
19%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
9%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.

35+
8%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
35%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
5%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
21%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
20%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
10%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.
8%
Scary stories, photos, videos
 
Scary stories, photos, videos
43%
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
Sexual picture, videos (man & woman
6%
People always harassing me
 
People always harassing me
18%
People can post embarrassing things
 
People can post embarrassing things
15%
Scams or 419 people.
 
Scams or 419 people.
10%
There is nothing I dislike.
 
There is nothing I dislike.
MAY 31. 2017
What do u like abt the internet?
9,507 responded out of 10,297 polled
Female
28%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
4%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
40%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
12%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
15%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills

Male
32%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
6%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
35%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
12%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
15%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills
0-14
0%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
0%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
0%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
0%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
0%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills

15-19
31%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
6%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
38%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
9%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
16%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills

20-24
30%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
5%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
38%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
11%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
16%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills

25-30
31%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
5%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
39%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
12%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
13%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills

31-34
35%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
7%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
34%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
11%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
14%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills

35+
31%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
6%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
29%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
19%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
16%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills
31%
Learn things (for school or health)
 
Learn things (for school or health)
5%
Read about politics
 
Read about politics
36%
Learn things abt jobs and school
 
Learn things abt jobs and school
12%
Share things I like with people.
 
Share things I like with people.
16%
Learn new skills
 
Learn new skills
MAY 31. 2017
How did you learn to use the Internet?
9,098 responded out of 9,507 polled
Female
8%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
45%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
9%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
1%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
37%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.

Male
5%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
38%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
13%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
3%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
41%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.
0-14
0%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
0%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
0%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
0%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
0%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.

15-19
11%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
33%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
7%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
2%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
48%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.

20-24
6%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
40%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
9%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
2%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
43%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.

25-30
4%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
41%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
12%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
2%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
41%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.

31-34
3%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
42%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
18%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
3%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
34%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.

35+
4%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
41%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
21%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
4%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
31%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.
6%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
39%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
12%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
2%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
40%
No one helped me.
 
No one helped me.
MAY 31. 2017
What would make the internet better for you?
8,663 responded out of 9,098 polled
Female
20%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
17%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
40%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
19%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
4%
Other Response
 
Other Response

Male
20%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
16%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
34%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
25%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
5%
Other Response
 
Other Response
0-14
0%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
0%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
0%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
0%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
0%
Other Response
 
Other Response

15-19
13%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
19%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
45%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
18%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
6%
Other Response
 
Other Response

20-24
17%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
16%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
42%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
20%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
4%
Other Response
 
Other Response

25-30
21%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
17%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
32%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
24%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
5%
Other Response
 
Other Response

31-34
25%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
16%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
25%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
30%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
3%
Other Response
 
Other Response

35+
23%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
15%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
27%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
31%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
4%
Other Response
 
Other Response
20%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
16%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
36%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
24%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
4%
Other Response
 
Other Response
MAY 31. 2017
New responses from open Questions
549 responded out of 674 polled
yes
internet
phone
don
data
like
reason
facebook
cheaper
good
know
money
smart
coverage
lack
people
world
better
computer
make
open
things
use
get
help
school
speed
also
buy
dont
go
need
phones
self
system
will
access
can
connectivity
done
family
fb
happening
higher
learn
much
research
social
time
account
MAY 31. 2017
You don't used internet because of what?
2,071 responded out of 2,414 polled
Female
11%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
12%
data expensive
 
data expensive
55%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
17%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons

Male
9%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
12%
data expensive
 
data expensive
61%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
12%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons
0-14
0%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
0%
data expensive
 
data expensive
0%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
0%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
0%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons

15-19
16%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
18%
data expensive
 
data expensive
44%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
15%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons

20-24
11%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
16%
data expensive
 
data expensive
52%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
16%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons

25-30
9%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
11%
data expensive
 
data expensive
64%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
4%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
12%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons

31-34
7%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
6%
data expensive
 
data expensive
71%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
7%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
10%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons

35+
4%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
7%
data expensive
 
data expensive
70%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
13%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons
11%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage
12%
data expensive
 
data expensive
59%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
5%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
14%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons

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