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Online TV viewing increases for UK kids

One in five children aged 8-15 years who use the internet at home say they have watched or downloaded TV programmes or films, an increase of four percentage points on 2008, according to regulator Ofcom.

The report into the media literacy of UK children found that those aged 12-15 years who mostly use the internet on their own are more likely to watch or download TV programmes or films than those who us the internet with others.

Half of those aged 5-7 years, two-thirds of 8-11s and three-quarters of 12-15s have a TV in their bedroom. One in eight children aged 8-11 years and three in ten 12-15s have internet access in their bedroom.