Poll: 84 Percent of NYC Kids Ages 3 to 7 Have an Internet-Connected Device

Kids are online younger and more often than even a year ago.

A new poll of teenagers and their parents in the city and surrounding suburbs found 96 percent of 8 to 12 year-olds have their own internet connected device, and a somewhat shocking 84 percent of children ages 3 to 7 have their own phone, tablet, computer or gaming system hooked up to the internet.

The poll of 1,500 parents and children was conducted in September and commissioned by AT&T and two foundations that try to combat bullying.

“That little phone, that little box that we hold in our hand is a great tool, but it can also be a weapon,” said Jane Clementi, CEO of the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

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