Tuesday, February 7, 2012

British children feel 'sad' without internet connection

British children under the age 12 feel ‘sad’ without an internet connection, a new study has found.

Forty-nine per cent of British children aged 12 and under, would be sad without access to the web, while one in five would be lonely.

The ‘Digital Futures’ project, which surveyed 1,000 young people in the UK between the ages of eight and 16 about the impact of the internet on their lives, found that the emotional attachment to the web was even stronger with teenagers.

Sixty per cent of those aged between 12 and 16, said they would be “sad” without a web connection, while 48 per cent said they would be lonely.

The poll, carried out by British research firm, Intersperience, also found that two-year olds also dominate the family iPad and teenagers are the heaviest users of mobile devices. Read More