According to the report titled 'State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a digital world' uncovered recently by the UNICEF, only 29 % of online users are females, thus underlining a "digital gender gap"
The girls in rural areas often face restrictions while using the Information and Communications Technology (ICTs), solely because of their gender, says report.
"Globally, 12 per cent more men than women used the Internet in 2017. In India, less than one third of Internet users are females," denotes the study.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is also working with the Centre in developing a comprehensive plan on digital safety for children.
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