The survey, “Youth 2.0 – 10 to 18-year-olds in the digital world,” found that youths use the internet more for learning that recreation. But it also reached some worrying conclusions, including that German adolescents rate using the internet and having their own computer more important than participating in sports.
The results had important implications for society, said Bitkom president August-Wilhelm Scheer, including the need for better child protection.
“Children and youths should be able to use the full potential of the internet. That’s why we need the proper skills and more protection,” he said.