- 11 Nov 2021 7:03 AM
- Hungary Matters
The share of children aged 7-8 who have a mobile phone rose to 24% last year from 14% in 2017, NMHH said on Wednesday.
The survey is based on interviews with 2,000 children aged 7-16 and their parents.
Most ten-year-olds already have a mobile phone. This is increasingly a smartphone with a monthly fee and a mobile internet subscription.
The ratio of ten-year-olds present on social media has tripled, rising to 10% from 3%, NMHH said.
The number of cases when a stranger tried to contact a child between the ages of 11 and 16 doubled over three years.
Children are becoming more cautious, with fewer sharing their photos on the internet or making their e-mail address or the name of their school publicly available online.
Nevertheless, a quarter of 13-14-year-olds and almost a third of 15-16-year-olds keep contact online with “friends” they have never met.