Are we an online Nation?
It is not surprising that many of the numbers went up during 2020. According to a recent Ofcom report, 94% of homes in the UK had internet access. By September last year, UK users of the internet were spending more time on smartphones than computers. Online gaming increased particularly among 16 to 24 year olds, and video calling. Zoom had a phenomenal rise to 13million users and has only recently dropped back as others such as Microsoft Teams have caught up.
Social media , particularly video and gaming, is important to children of 8 to 15yrs with YouTube used by almost all, and TikTok catching up. More than 33% of total time spent online in 2020 was on Google and facebook the Ofcom report says.
The report provides many interesting statistics , and with some comment on fake news and misleading information. Head over to Ofcom if you would like to read more.