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Document Number: 5897

Computer and Internet Use by Children and Adolescents in 2001 - This report examines the overall rate of computer and Internet use by American 5-to-17-year-olds, computer use at home vs. school, the activities youth are engaged in on home computers and on the Internet, where youth access the Internet (public library, home, etc.) and more. Data on all indicators are disaggregated by a variety of demographic categories. One finding: the purposes for which children and teens used home computers varied considerably by individual, family and household characteristics, with the children of the least educated parents 53% less likely than those of the most educated parents using home computers to connect to the Internet. (Matthew DeBell and Chris Chapman, National Center for Education Statistics, October 2003)...

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