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We are proud to have developed this e-Learning course with Be Internet Citizens, a Programme by Google and Youtube Creators for Change. 

Before we delve into our learning, how about some facts about the internet, it’s uses, and well, things that are just crazy to believe.

The internet is a big old virtual space. 

As of January 2021 there were 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide – 59.5% of the global population. Of this total, 92.6% (4.32 billion) accessed the internet via mobile devices.

Facebook sees 2.91 billion monthly active users, Youtube sees 2.29, WhatsApp has 1.6 billion, Instagram has 1.3 billion and TikTok is a bit behind this with 732 million. 

Baby Shark Dance is the most viewed Youtube Video with 9.63 billion views, not so closely followed by Despacito which has 7.62 billion views. To put this into perspective Adele’s Easy on Me official video has 152 Million, and Upon release, broke the all-time record for the most streamed song in a single day on Spotify with 24 million global streams.

A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.

The 1st tweet was only sent on March 21, 2006.

The first Bitcoin transaction happened in 2009.

16 – 20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before.

The public didn’t have access to the internet until 1991.

1 million babies have been born from people who met on dating site Match.com.

YouTube uploads 72 hours of video every single minute. Yes, it is mostly people’s pets and the first YouTube video was uploaded in 2005.

As of Monday 15th November the internet is 14,198 days old. 

That is 38 years and 8 months. That official date is January 1st 1983.