Today, 38 percent of two-year-olds have used a mobile device. The average age for a first cellphone is 13.*

In 2012, the European Union had a 73 percent Internet penetration rate, versus 16 percent in Africa.**

Large group of people holding open cell phones up in airIn 2020, most people are networked across numerous platforms, digital and physical. But a significant share of the population — predominately the poor, the elderly and those living in areas with limited connectivity — remains barely connected. This poses continuing challenges for the delivery of public services: governments must use the latest technologies to meet the rising expectations of hyper-connected citizens, while still reaching those offline

*”Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America 2013,” Common Sense Media, https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.commonsensemedia.org%2Ffile%2Fzero-to-eight-2013pdf-0%2Fdownload&ei=6VopVKuoGfWZsQS1soDgAQ&usg=AFQjCNGURN1VmqwmCAVnrwQD8xn5NsleKw&sig2=-v982O3G10IndzUVf_bCqQ&bvm=bv.76247554,d.cWc.
**Internet World Stats, http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm.

 

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