Most Icelandic children and teenagers and 99 percent of those in tenth grade (15 to 16-year-olds) have a Facebook account, according to a new survey by SAFT, an Icelandic organization that aims to “empower children and parents to enjoy the internet and new media in a safe and positive way.”
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Around one third of students in fourth grade (9 to 10-year-olds) reported being on Facebook, mbl.is reports.
The survey found that most children in Iceland have their Facebook profile set to private but 13 percent – boys more than girls – leave it open to be viewed by anyone. Around 39 percent of children were found to lie about their age, most likely because they do not meet the minimum age requirement for Facebook, mbl.is reports.
The State of Broadband 2013 report, published in September, placed Iceland on the top of the list for internet usage per capita in 2012.