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Even though two-thirds said that they had had a bad online environment, only 22 percent of the respondents said they did. Supposed to be the first to include both kids and adults, the poll found that one in seven under the age of 16 is so hooked on the Internet that he or she spends four and a half hour or more gluing to the canvas.
One fourth said they had access to pages with food disorders, and one in five had dealt with self-injurious web pages. Over one in ten confessed to seeing attempted suicides and pictures of infant molestation. Nearly one in five confessed that they had thought about trying what they had seen online, but 98 percent of those who knew their kids had access to inadequate materials had no clue that they had been affected.
Then one in 20 unveiled that they had dated a foreigner they had never seen on the web. Nearly 30 percent of mothers and fathers allow their kids unrestricted online connectivity, with every eighth kid online at the age of two or under. Only one in seven waits until their baby is at least ten years old before giving them the opportunity to connect to the web.
In spite of the results, the survey indicates that awareness is growing that kids spend too much online while almost three out of four want to limit their online spend to less than two full anon. Over a third said that the Web implied that their kids knew far more about their own worlds than at the same ages.
"Never before has a powerhouse had such rapid - and not only desirably - accessibility to so much information and use of so many different types of electronics. "A number of researchers have foretold that large quantities of online exposures can change the way infants think, and in many ways we are in the midst of a huge experimentation with our infants as a topic.