The Latvian study was conducted in 2013 so results are not directly comparable with the EU Kids survey, done in 2010. In Latvia, 78% of children use the internet everyday or almost everyday. They are also starting to make use of it by the age of 8, earlier than the previous recorded European average of 9. Furthermore, 88% of Latvian children have their own social network profile in use. This higher and more active use of the internet also entails a higher percentage of risk (18%) when compared to the EU average of 12%. These changes over the years are not necessarily unique to Latvia.