Chinese children go online at increasingly younger ages, Guangzhou Daily is reporting.

According to a survey released at the Guangdong Internet Security for Children Forum on September 23, 2017, some children use social media as early as 3 years old, go online shopping at 7, and surpass their parents level of internet skills by the age of 14. The survey shows over 23% of preschool children (aged 3 to 6) go online for more than half an hour per day.

Chinese children consume and publish information at the very young age. Among the 7-year-old children surveyed, over 60% of them have downloaded games, videos or music on their own; 8.5% of them have shopped online; around 15% of them have posted pictures, videos or words on the internet; and 4.7% of them even claim to have fans.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com