Most urban children use digital media, survey shows

File photo of a child using an Apple iPad.

CHINA - Sixty-eight per cent of child respondents in 15 Chinese cities have used a tablet device, with 73 per cent only using the device for gaming, a recent survey showed.

The survey, on media literacy of children, polled participants at children's cultural centers last year, and received 3,306 completed questionnaires from children aged 6 to 12, Southern Metropolis Daily reported.

About 85 per cent of those polled had an account on QQ, a domestic instant messaging tool, 51 per cent had a micro blog account and 46 per cent had an account on Wechat, China's three most popular mobile messaging apps.

The computer penetration rate among those polled was 95 per cent and 45 per cent had a mobile phone.

About 32 per cent of respondents believed they had more Web knowledge than their parents.