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
22%
NO
 
NO
78%
YES
 
YES

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

15-19
18%
no
 
no
82%
yes
 
yes

20-24
17%
no
 
no
83%
yes
 
yes

25-30
16%
no
 
no
84%
yes
 
yes

31-34
16%
no
 
no
84%
yes
 
yes

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

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

15-19
10%
there is nothing i dislike.
 
there is nothing i dislike.
8%
scams or 419 people.
 
scams or 419 people.
15%
people can post embarrassing things
 
people can post embarrassing things
6%
people always harassing me
 
people always harassing me
53%
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
8%
scary stories, photos, videos
 
scary stories, photos, videos

20-24
11%
there is nothing i dislike.
 
there is nothing i dislike.
12%
scams or 419 people.
 
scams or 419 people.
17%
people can post embarrassing things
 
people can post embarrassing things
6%
people always harassing me
 
people always harassing me
47%
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
8%
scary stories, photos, videos
 
scary stories, photos, videos

25-30
9%
there is nothing i dislike.
 
there is nothing i dislike.
16%
scams or 419 people.
 
scams or 419 people.
19%
people can post embarrassing things
 
people can post embarrassing things
7%
people always harassing me
 
people always harassing me
42%
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
7%
scary stories, photos, videos
 
scary stories, photos, videos

31-34
9%
there is nothing i dislike.
 
there is nothing i dislike.
19%
scams or 419 people.
 
scams or 419 people.
20%
people can post embarrassing things
 
people can post embarrassing things
5%
people always harassing me
 
people always harassing me
36%
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
10%
scary stories, photos, videos
 
scary stories, photos, videos

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

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

15-19
16%
learn new skills
 
learn new skills
9%
share things i like with people.
 
share things i like with people.
38%
learn things abt jobs and school
 
learn things abt jobs and school
6%
read about politics
 
read about politics
31%
learn things (for school or health)
 
learn things (for school or health)

20-24
16%
learn new skills
 
learn new skills
11%
share things i like with people.
 
share things i like with people.
38%
learn things abt jobs and school
 
learn things abt jobs and school
5%
read about politics
 
read about politics
30%
learn things (for school or health)
 
learn things (for school or health)

25-30
13%
learn new skills
 
learn new skills
12%
share things i like with people.
 
share things i like with people.
39%
learn things abt jobs and school
 
learn things abt jobs and school
5%
read about politics
 
read about politics
31%
learn things (for school or health)
 
learn things (for school or health)

31-34
14%
learn new skills
 
learn new skills
11%
share things i like with people.
 
share things i like with people.
34%
learn things abt jobs and school
 
learn things abt jobs and school
7%
read about politics
 
read about politics
35%
learn things (for school or health)
 
learn things (for school or health)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15-19
6%
other response
 
other response
18%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
45%
easier access to phones & computers
 
easier access to phones & computers
19%
cheaper data
 
cheaper data
13%
better internet coverage
 
better internet coverage

20-24
4%
other response
 
other response
20%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
42%
easier access to phones & computers
 
easier access to phones & computers
16%
cheaper data
 
cheaper data
17%
better internet coverage
 
better internet coverage

25-30
5%
other response
 
other response
24%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
32%
easier access to phones & computers
 
easier access to phones & computers
17%
cheaper data
 
cheaper data
21%
better internet coverage
 
better internet coverage

31-34
3%
other response
 
other response
30%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
25%
easier access to phones & computers
 
easier access to phones & computers
16%
cheaper data
 
cheaper data
25%
better internet coverage
 
better internet coverage

35+
4%
other response
 
other response
31%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
27%
easier access to phones & computers
 
easier access to phones & computers
15%
cheaper data
 
cheaper data
23%
better internet coverage
 
better internet coverage
4%
Other Response
 
Other Response
24%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
36%
Easier access to phones & computers
 
Easier access to phones & computers
16%
Cheaper data
 
Cheaper data
20%
Better internet coverage
 
Better internet coverage
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
17%
Other Reasons
 
Other Reasons
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
55%
Lack of Access to smart phones
 
Lack of Access to smart phones
12%
data expensive
 
data expensive
11%
No better coverage
 
No better coverage

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

15-19
15%
other reasons
 
other reasons
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
44%
lack of access to smart phones
 
lack of access to smart phones
18%
data expensive
 
data expensive
16%
no better coverage
 
no better coverage

20-24
16%
other reasons
 
other reasons
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
52%
lack of access to smart phones
 
lack of access to smart phones
16%
data expensive
 
data expensive
11%
no better coverage
 
no better coverage

25-30
12%
other reasons
 
other reasons
4%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
64%
lack of access to smart phones
 
lack of access to smart phones
11%
data expensive
 
data expensive
9%
no better coverage
 
no better coverage

31-34
10%
other reasons
 
other reasons
7%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
71%
lack of access to smart phones
 
lack of access to smart phones
6%
data expensive
 
data expensive
7%
no better coverage
 
no better coverage

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

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