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How important is controlling access to the Internet

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 By: Gabriel
Category: News

According to recent studies conducted in the United States, 1 in 10 children show classic signs of dependence on computer games. Over 88% of children surveyed, who were aged between 8 and 18 years, spend about 13 hours a week playing computer and tend to hide their habits. In addition to developing and many other behavioral problems. Over 3 million children are in this situation and need professional help. It was shown that the extreme gaming enthusiasts have unlimited access to the Internet and gaming sites. The side effects most common in children are lack of attention and interest in current school activities, resulting in lowering scores, and a wide range of serious health problems since the early age. By the age of 13 years, both girls and boys, spend about the same time in front of computer or console games. Since 13 years, girls use the PC for entertainment activities while boys begin to perceive it as a “gaming machine”. However, controlled access to these resources can have positive effects on children and education. During 2 years, 140 children aged 10-18 years, were followed to see whether home Internet use may influence academic achievement. The program was entitled “HomeNetToo” and pointed out that those children who use the Internet more get higher scores in mathematics. Another result of the study highlights the Internet as the most important source of information on school activities and extra school with more social, taking into account the fact that the popular topics are mainly sexually transmitted diseases, sexual activities and sexual abuse . To complete the protection of children, parents may opt for parental control software. They are often included in Internet browsers and must only be enabled.