Report: China sees 191 million underage internet users
The number of underage internet users in China hit 191 million in 2021, leading to an internet penetration rate of 96.8 percent among Chinese minors, according to a report released on Wednesday (Nov. 30).
According to the report, which was jointly released by the Chinese Communist Youth League Central Committee and the China Internet Network Information Center, the internet penetration rate disparity between urban and rural areas was essentially closed in 2021.
The research shows China's cyber security has seen continuous improvement, with the proportion of cyber security incidents involving minors decreasing compared with 2020. The report also noted that video platforms have grown to be a significant information source for minors.
The report covers students from primary, junior high, senior high, and secondary vocational schools in 31 provincial-level regions.