Access to technology and the internet is increasing in the world. It has given many more children increased opportunities to find information, make their voices heard and influence society.
However, access to the internet is not equal. 3 out of 10 children in the world do not have access to the internet at all. The children who live in the countryside have the worst access to the internet and digital devices. Less than 1 in 10 children and young people in low-income countries have access to the internet, compared with 9 in 10 in high-income countries.