Cloud security firm Westcoastcloud conducted the research, questioning 2,000 families about their technology usage, BBC News reports.
The data suggests that one in ten children own an internet-ready smartphone, such as iOS and Android handsets.16% also possess their own laptop, while 18% have a flat-screen television in their bedrooms.
A quarter of under-tens were shown to have an active email account, and 8% are registered with a social networking website, such as Facebook or Google+.
The majority of parents surveyed agreed that 10 is an appropriate age for a child to be given their own mobile handset. 69% revealed that they purchased one for their offspring in order to keep in touch with them.
More than 20% admitted that they do not monitor their child's social networking activities, compared to the 13% that do. 49% said that they have parental restrictions in place to block harmful content.
Will Gardner of children's charity Childnet said that the findings highlight the need for parents to monitor their children's web surfing habits more closely.
"It is important to help ensure parents are aware of the full functionality of the technology that young children are accessing and that they are able to use the tools and give the support that young people need to stay safe and get the most out of these devices," he explained.
The government is currently considering the mandatory introduction of content filters for net connections used by minors. Such measures could be implemented as part of the revised Communications Act, due by 2015.
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