How Many Children and Young People have Internet Access at Home? Estimating digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

An estimated two-thirds of the world’s school-aged children do not have access to internet access at home.

The digital divide is perpetuating inequalities that already exist in communities. With school lockdowns and online learning, this divide is expected to widen as children and young people in rural and lower-income communities lack access to the internet and will fall behind in their learning with little opportunity to catch up. 

This report calls for urgent investment to bridge a digital divide currently preventing children and young people from accessing quality digital learning and opportunities online.


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