Top Kiwi kids site ... Bebo

Kiwi boys and girls top 3 sites are: Bebo, YouTube and Google

... but then again I'm on Bebo so of course it's cool with us young things ... *ahem* ...

The info from an emailed press release off Rachel Cunliffe (Throng | IdolBlog) from CensusAtSchool and it makes for interesting reading. Congrats to Rachel and her team for discovering and publishing this info - see below for the full email/links to the press release ...

It's especially interesting for those that will, in not so many years, be hiring these Kiwi boys and girls. They are obviously enmeshed within the Web 2.0/social networking/life online side of things and will not take too kindly being told that they "aren't allowed to go to Bebo" ... what will happen to society? Probably nothing more than when the "TV generation" entered the workforce - much grumbling by the previous generation, much disbelief from the young 'uns and life will carry on with a little less lock down on such sites.

I am also wondering how the kids are doing with the school lockdown of Bebo, most probably got around that within minutes

Here's the full email hailing the press release ( linked the sites for your/my pleasure ... and so we can get 'hip to the kids' and find out 'da word on the street' ...):
More than 10,000 Kiwi students take part in CensusAtSchool: sneak peek at results

More than 10,000 Year 5-13 students from all over New Zealand have taken part so far in this year's educational and fun CensusAtSchool online survey.

The project gives students access to a rich and comprehensive snapshot of their generation which they can explore and make exciting discoveries about in the classroom. CensusAtSchool has previously been run in 2003 and 2005 and this latest snapshot will also enable children to compare themselves with data from the last two surveys.

A sneak peek at a few of the results so far show that 48% of students taking part have a Bebo page and 46% have a TV in their bedroom.

The Top 10 favourite websites so far for boys taking part are:

1. Bebo
2. YouTube
3. Google
4. Miniclip
5. RuneScape
6. TradeMe
7. AddictingGames
8. WWE
9. PokemonCrater
10. ClubPenguin

The Top 10 favourite websites so far for girls taking part are:

1. Bebo
2. Google
3. YouTube
4. Miniclip
5. Stardoll
6. Neopets
7. ClubPenguin
8. Disney
9. TradeMe
10. MSN

CensusAtSchool is part of an international effort to boost statistical capability among young people, and is also conducted in the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa. CensusAtSchool started in Maths Week and runs from 13 August until 30 September. The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Statistics of the University of Auckland. Over 1,700 teachers have registered their classes to take part.

Further results and classroom resources are made available through the website CensusAtSchool.org.nz.

For further information, visit censusatschool.org.nz or contact Rachel Cunliffe on (09) 373 7599 extn 89622.

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