270 mil­lion Chi­nese youth use the In­ter­net

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

China’s youth In­ter­net users reached 277 mil­lion, ac­count­ing for nearly one-third of the to­tal num­ber of In­ter­net users. Young peo­ple’s “net” age is be­com­ing con­stantly younger yet fac­ing the grow­ing threat of on­line se­cu­rity breaches.

The 2017 Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Aware­ness Week was held at Shang­hai Jiao Tong Uni­ver­sity Tues­day. A mil­len­nium gen­er­a­tion growth pro­tec­tion re­port led by the Shang­hai Academy of So­cial Sciences In­ter­net Re­search Cen­ter was of­fi­cially re­leased, Shang­hai Morn­ing Post re­ported Wed­nes­day.

The re­port shows that Chi­nese mil­len­ni­als aged 12 to 19 have an In­ter­net pen­e­tra­tion rate of 92 per­cent, far higher than the global rate, as most started us­ing the In­ter­net in pri­mary or ju­nior high school.

In the re­port, the cur­rent risks to teenagers ac­cess­ing the In­ter­net in­clude bad in­for­ma­tion, net­work ad­dic­tion and cy­ber bul­ly­ing. Among them, 85.7 per­cent of re­spon­dents en­coun­tered bad in­for­ma­tion on the In­ter­net.

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