Too Much Time Online?
Facts of Life
According to a study from [l the University of California at Los Angeles, 18% of U.S. feJQ, parents surveyed last year thought their children spent too much time online, up from 11% in 2000. “They are realizing it's like television. You can fritter away your time,” says Jeff Cole, director of the UCLA Center for Communication Policy. “The Internet doesn't always get a preferred position as it had two years ago when it was associated with homework and teaching.” New software and hardware have come out over the past year or so to help parents enforce time limits.
Source: Associated Press, Sept. 1 Register illustration by Tim Rauch