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%
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
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%
people can post embarrassing things
 
people can post embarrassing things
0%
people always harassing me
 
people always harassing me
0%
there is nothing i dislike.
 
there is nothing i dislike.
0%
scary stories, photos, videos
 
scary stories, photos, videos
0%
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
0%
scams or 419 people.
 
scams or 419 people.

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

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

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

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

35+
21%
people can post embarrassing things
 
people can post embarrassing things
5%
people always harassing me
 
people always harassing me
10%
there is nothing i dislike.
 
there is nothing i dislike.
8%
scary stories, photos, videos
 
scary stories, photos, videos
35%
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
 
sexual picture, videos (man & woman
20%
scams or 419 people.
 
scams or 419 people.
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 things abt jobs and school
 
learn things abt jobs and school
0%
learn new skills
 
learn new skills
0%
share things i like with people.
 
share things i like with people.
0%
learn things (for school or health)
 
learn things (for school or health)
0%
read about politics
 
read about politics

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

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

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

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

35+
29%
learn things abt jobs and school
 
learn things abt jobs and school
16%
learn new skills
 
learn new skills
19%
share things i like with people.
 
share things i like with people.
31%
learn things (for school or health)
 
learn things (for school or health)
6%
read about politics
 
read about politics
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%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
0%
no one helped me.
 
no one helped me.
0%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
0%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
0%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings

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

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

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

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

35+
4%
clubs / organizations outside school
 
clubs / organizations outside school
31%
no one helped me.
 
no one helped me.
4%
parents / caregivers
 
parents / caregivers
21%
teachers at school
 
teachers at school
41%
friends / siblings
 
friends / siblings
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%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
0%
better internet coverage
 
better internet coverage
0%
cheaper data
 
cheaper data
0%
other response
 
other response
0%
easier access to phones & computers
 
easier access to phones & computers

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

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

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

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

35+
31%
higher speed connectivity
 
higher speed connectivity
23%
better internet coverage
 
better internet coverage
15%
cheaper data
 
cheaper data
4%
other response
 
other response
27%
easier access to phones & computers
 
easier access to phones & computers
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%
data expensive
 
data expensive
0%
no better coverage
 
no better coverage
0%
other reasons
 
other reasons
0%
lack of access to smart phones
 
lack of access to smart phones
0%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity

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

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

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

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

35+
7%
data expensive
 
data expensive
4%
no better coverage
 
no better coverage
13%
other reasons
 
other reasons
70%
lack of access to smart phones
 
lack of access to smart phones
6%
low speed connectivity
 
low speed connectivity
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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