Maltese children have widespread access to the internet and 77% of children use their smartphone to go online. Smartphone use increases with age going up to 92% for children between 15 and 16 years of age. The most common activities carried out by children are those related to communication and entertainment.
The preliminary findings were presented at the conference Digital Technologies: Use, Misuse and Abuse organised by the Lisa Marie Foundation.
A printed copy of the result may be obtained by contacting Prof. Mary Anne Lauri or Ms Lorleen Farrugia
19 other European countries participated in this research project and the comparative results are available online.