A new report on Australian Internet use has found children are getting online earlier than ever before.

The Sensis e-business report has revealed how Australians used internet for past 14 years.

Report author Christena Singh said the latest figures show a big jump in the number of children under age of five who use the Internet.

“Seventy-two per cent of households with children under the age of 18 reported that their children did use the internet,” she was quoted by an ABC report.

“We’re seeing almost a quarter - 24 per cent - of people who are under the age of five using the Internet. We are seeing people getting online earlier and becoming quite savvy in what they’re doing,” she said.

The report also disclosed that the use of mobile Internet is highest among young people, with almost 50 per cent of those in their 20s using their phones to access the web.

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