The online generation: Four in 10 children are addicted to the internet

The Independent | May 9, 2014

By Sarah Cassidy

Almost four in 10 young people fear they are addicted to the internet, according to new research, prompting fears from children’s campaigners that youngsters could leave themselves vulnerable to cyber bullying.

Two thirds of 11 to 17-year-olds take their tablet, smartphone or laptop to bed with themselves and use the devices to talk to friends online, play games and watch films, the survey, of more than 2,200 young people, found.

Of those taking their internet devices to bed, only a third were doing homework, while two-thirds were talking to friends on social networks or watching films and videos.

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1 Comment on "The online generation: Four in 10 children are addicted to the internet"

  1. Online addict kids: parents can’t control their kids afraid to discipline,, families are dysfunctional and kids rule over parents, can I say more?

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