Habits of Use of New Technologies in Children and Young People Hábitos de Utilização das Novas Tecnologias em Crianças e Jovens

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Hugo de Castro Faria - Corresponding Author

R. Mário Botas, 1998-018 Lisboa, Portugal

Inês Pessoa e Costa
Ana Serrão Neto

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Access and frequent use of information through technology is available to all, even the youngest. The way children and adolescents use new media is very different from previous generations and a constantly changing reality whose scope and consequences we do not yet fully understand.
METHODOLOGY: This study aims to understand how children and young people are coping with this reality, characterizing the use of new technologies from 0 to 18 years of age. To that end, 412 parents answered a questionnaire that characterizes the habits of use and access of the new technologies of their children.
RESULTS: The results show that 90% of children from 0 to 18 years old use new technologies and that 69% have a daily use and/or duration of more than 1 hour and 30 minutes. The tablet is the most used technology with 82% of users, followed by the smartphone with 68%, the PC with 52% and the console with 37%. 86% use the internet and, of these, only 51% with parental control.
CONCLUSION: Internet use is made for watching videos, playing games, listening to music, doing research and teaching activities.

Keywords: Adolescent; Cell Phone/utilization; Child; Computers/utilization; Internet/utilization; Social Media/utilization; Surveys and Questionnaires

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Faria H de C, Costa IP e, Neto AS. Habits of Use of New Technologies in Children and Young People: Hábitos de Utilização das Novas Tecnologias em Crianças e Jovens. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 27 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];5(4). Available from: https://www.gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/214
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