Some Canadian kids online as young as three: AOL Canada/Leger Marketing survey

AOL Canada released stats in support of its annual Online Safety week yesterday and found that 22% of Canadian kids 8-12 would rather be online than outside. The poll is conducted every year by Leger Marketing has also found that:
- the average Canadian child is online for the first time at six years old, though 20% of parents say their child was three or younger the first time
- 42% of kids (8-12) want more time online
- 31% of kids spend up to two hours online, but 7% surf for more than three hours
- Online activities for this group include: playing games (85%); surfing fun Web sites (43%); chatting on IM (43%)
The study surveyed more than Canuck parents across the country, in addition to the same number of kids between 8-12 years old.

AOL Canada released stats in support of its annual Online Safety week yesterday and found that 22% of Canadian kids 8-12 would rather be online than outside. The poll is conducted every year by Leger Marketing has also found that:

- the average Canadian child is online for the first time at six years old, though 20% of parents say their child was three or younger the first time

- 42% of kids (8-12) want more time online

- 31% of kids spend up to two hours online, but 7% surf for more than three hours

- Online activities for this group include: playing games (85%); surfing fun Web sites (43%); chatting on IM (43%)

The study surveyed more than Canuck parents across the country, in addition to the same number of kids between 8-12 years old.