Kids These Days

92 Percent of U.S. Babies Are Online

Well, they’d be on Facebook eventually: A new study shows that a shocking 92 percent of U.S. children under the age of 2 have an online presence—a figure that tops all other Western countries examined. The babies make it online when older people post their images on Facebook and other photo-sharing sites. And it’s not necessarily the parents who are doing it: The study says that only 33 percent of the surveyed moms posted their children’s pictures; the rest is due to family and friends. “Obviously there’s a privacy issue,” said a representative with AVG, the Internet security firm that did the research.” Among other Western countries, New Zealand had 91 percent of babies online; Japan ranked the lowest, with less than half.