1 in 5 parents think kids spend too much time on Net

One in five American parents believe their children are spending too much time on the Internet, although most say the online activities haven’t affected grades either way.

In a study to be released today by the University of Southern California, 21 percent of adult Internet users with children believe the children are online too long, compared with 11 percent in 2000. Still, that’s less than the 49 percent who complain their children watch too much TV.

About 80 percent of the children say the Internet is important for schoolwork, although three-quarters of the parents say grades haven’t gone up or down since they got Internet access.

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News source: chron.com