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Approximately 98% Kangra Kids use Smartphones : Annual Education Report

The Pratham Foundation, one of the biggest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the nation, carried out the “Beyond Basics” survey to gather the information.

According to the Annual Status of Education Report 2023, 98.4% of Kangra district pupils between the ages of 14 and 16 use smartphones at home.

Students of both genders have nearly equal access to smartphones. According to the report, 93.2% of males who own smartphones—98.8% of them—use them for digital tasks.

The Pratham Foundation, one of the biggest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the nation, carried out the “Beyond Basics” survey in order to gather the data.

With the exception of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, where two rural districts were questioned, the survey was carried out in around 28 districts throughout 26 states of the nation. The survey report was made public on Wednesday in New Delhi.

A sample of about 1,360 youths from 1,202 households in 60 villages in the Kangra area of Himachal Pradesh were selected.

It was discovered that young people across various age groups could not afford cell phones.

In the 14–16 age range, just 21.7% of girls and 36.8% of boys have a phone.

According to the report, 98.5% of students in the 14–18 age range use social media apps on their smartphones.

In reference, 99% of males in the 17–18 age range used social media, compared to 985 female users. This represents a slight discrepancy.