How many children and young people have internet access at home?

What is it?

This report focuses on estimating digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIGHLIGHTS

At the height of nationwide lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, up to 1.6 billion children were affected by school closures, causing the largest mass disruption of education in modern history.

However, 2.2 billion — or two-thirds of children and young people aged 25 years or less — do not have internet access at home.

Significantly expanding internet access is vital for ensuring that all children and young people are learning and acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to support a sustainable future.