CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Survey in south China finds age no bar for Internet surfers

07-08-2010 12:09 BJT

BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Internet users in south China's Guangdong Province are getting younger, a survey has found, raising concerns of a possible surge in the number of young Web addicts.

Thursday's China Daily reported that the survey, jointly conducted by the Guangdong provincial research center of teenagers and the province's working committee of juveniles, found 80 percent of the 1,000 primary and high school students polled started surfing the Internet before they turned 10.

A little more than 11 percent started surfing before they reached age 11 and only 8.6 percent said they were introduced to the Internet when they were older than 11.

Moreover, compared with the data collected in 2007, teenagers in the province have spent longer durations online.

With the popularization of computers and network technologies, Guangdong is now witnessing a new wave of Internet users, according to the survey.

Children who surf the Internet to play online games represent 22.38 percent of the total, followed by those who consult data, chat and make cyber friends, see films, watch costume plays and news programs, and do homework.

"I would be outdated if I don't surf the net,"Li Zhangqi, 11, a student of the city's Xianliedonglu Primary School.

Li, a grade six student, said most of his classmates learned how to go online when they were in grade three or four.


Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program