The kid is sitting in front of the machine. But how much can you count, and is there a legitimate concern that if you know the Internet well, then you are also addicted to it?
According to a recent survey, half of 12-year-olds and younger British children feel sad and lonely without an Internet connection. According to a survey conducted by British research firm Intersperience, both novice users and adolescents are first and foremost users of mobile phones.
- We often disapprove of the fact that children are so emotionally connected to the Internet, even though this is a completely natural behavior by a generation that lives a significant part of their social life online - quoted by Paul Hudson, web publishing.
- If we were to go away from the internet, it would be like taking the phone away from the older age group, but they would be just as sad and lonely.
According to a 2010 Hungarian survey, Hungarian children typically start using the Internet in their nineties. The emphasis here is on the self-employed, as it is clear that even among today's teens, there are many who have been interning with parents but also for a couple of decades before. You can read more about the research here. According to the research, 35 percent of the nine to ten year olds and 75 percent of the fifteen and sixteen year olds use the Internet on a daily basis.