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Title:  Computer and Internet Use by Students in 2003
Description: This report examines the use of computers and the Internet by American children enrolled in nursery school and students in kindergarten through grade 12. The report examines the overall rate of use (that is, the percentage of individuals in the population who are users), the ways in which students use the technologies, where the use occurs (home, school, and other locations), and the relationships of these aspects of computer and Internet use to demographic and socioeconomic characteristics such as students' age and race/ethnicity and their parents' education and family income. This report confirms that patterns of computer and Internet use seen in previous research are observed in more recent data. One of the more important findings presented in the report is that schools appear to help narrow the disparities between different types of students in terms of computer use. Differences in the rates of computer use are smaller at school than they are at home when considering such characteristics as race/ethnicity, family income, and parental education.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: September 2006
Web Release: September 5, 2006
Print Release: Currently only available online, print version forthcoming.
Publication #: NCES 2006065
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: DeBell, M., and Chapman, C.
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Current Population Survey, October (CPS)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Chris Chapman.
 
 
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