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ICT Kids Online Brazil

Survey objectives

The objective of the ICT Kids Online Brazil is to generate evidence regarding Internet use by children in Brazil. Conducted since 2012, the survey produces indicators on opportunities and risks related to the online participation of children 9 to 17 years old in the country.

Areas of investigation

Children and their parents/legal guardians are interviewed for the survey. The dimensions of access, use and appropriation of information and communication technologies are investigated, such as:

For children:

  • Profile of Internet use;
  • Online activities;
  • Social networks;
  • Internet skills;
  • Mediation of Internet use;
  • Consumption;
  • Risks and harm.

For parents and legal guardians:

  • Profile of Internet use;
  • Consumption;
  • Mediation of Internet use;
  • Safe Internet use.

Institutional support

The survey receives support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and researchers linked to Brazilian and foreign universities.

International references

The survey adopts the conceptual and methodological framework developed by the EU Kids Online and Global Kids Online networks.


The survey measures ICT use by Internet users 9 to 17 years old. The sample plan uses information from the most recently available Census and National Household Sample Survey (PNAD) or the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNADC), carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Face-to-face interviews are conducted in households in urban and rural areas. The survey sample is stratified and conglomerated in various stages, according to the domains of interest for presentation of results.