31% of kids 8-18 have a PC in their room
54% of children’s bedrooms had a VCR or DVD player in 2004, up from 36% in 1999, and 31% of kids had a computer in their room, up from 21%. Nearly 33% of kids 8 to 18 say when they’re doing schoolwork at home, they’re often talking on the phone, surfing the Web, instant messaging, watching TV or listening to music at the same time. The proportion of kids’ homes that have two or more computers jumped from 25% to 39%, and the proportion with Internet access in the home grew from 47% to 74%. The percentage of kids who can surf the Web from the privacy of their own bedroom doubled from 10% to 20%. The proportion that watch cable or satellite TV from their own room grew from 29% to 37%.