It’s predicted by the year 2028 – the year when kids entering kindergarten this year will graduate high school – many schools will rely much more heavily on the use of digital technology in the classroom.

Devices used at schools for learning purposes:

  • 66% of schools have their own smartphones and tablets
  • 45% use laptops in the classroo
  • 27% utilize the use of smart white boards

Age at which children received their first smartphone/tablet:

  • 12 years or older: 29%
  • 9 to 11 years: 26%
  • 6 to 8 years: 24%
  • 3 to 5 years: 16%
  • 0 to 2: 5%

Time spent on a computer, video games, or mobile device/smartphone on an average day:

  • 1 to 2 hours: 36%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 28%
  • 30 minutes or less: 15%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 9%
  • 7 or more hours:4%



Source: Focus Magazine: Vol. 2, No. 4. July/August 2015