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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Parents say kids stay online too long

One in five American parents believe their kids are spending too much time on the Internet these days. 21% of adult Internet users with children believe the kids are online too long, compared with 11% in 2000.

47% of the adults say they have withheld Internet use as a form of punishment. Since 2000, researchers have seen Internet use grow to 78 percent, from 67 percent. Access at home increased to 68 percent, from 47 percent.

The study found nearly a quarter of online users,especially newcomers to the Internet say they spend less time reading.

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