Monday, February 16, 2009

UK Teen Internet Habits

A recent survey has just been published regarding UK Teens internet viewing habits. To be specific 13 - 15 Year olds. You can read the wole survey here. However you may be surprised at what they are looking at with the click of one button.

  • UK teens in that age group spending over 31 hours in an average week surfing the internet.
  • At least one hour and 40 minutes a week – that's just under 87 hours a year – is spent looking at soft porn,"
  • A further one hour and 35 minutes is spent surfing dieting and weight loss websites and forums.
  • another hour and eight minutes is dedicated to exploring cosmetic surgery websites, to learn about boob jobs, bum lifts and collagen implants.

Breakdown of the average teenager's time online each week

  • Downloading music 1 hour 40 minutes
  • YouTube 2 hours 2 minutes
  • MSN 3 hours 29 minutes
  • Chatrooms 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Virtual World sites 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Homework/research 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Shopping 1 hour 49 minutes
  • Auction sites 1 hour 28 minutes
  • Cosmetic surgery 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Soft porn 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Dieting/weight loss 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Family planning/pregnancy 1 hour 32 minutes
  • NHS Direct/Health 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Samaritans 1 hour 1 minute
  • Dating 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Social networking 3 hours 47 minutes
A glimpse into the mind of a teenager. Now we know as parents and churches what to talk about and how to communicate?

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