Nearly Half of Under 12s in UK Would Feel Sad Without Internet

49 per cent of UK children under the age of 12 will be sad if they do not get access to internet, according to an international consumer research specialist.

Intersperience, conducted a survey on 1,000 UK children aged between 8 and 18 and asked them about their online and digital lives. The survey revealed that as many as 60 per cent of UK teens will have the same feelings if they do not have access to the web. In fact, 48 percent teens mentioned that they will be lonely without internet.

Even though seven out of ten teens chat on Facebook with their friends, more than half of the teens in the survey said that they prefer face-to-face talk. It was also discovered that 74 per cent kids under the age of 12 engage in online games, 65 per cent use the web to complete homework.

Interestingly, Intersperience revealed that in those families where iPad tablet is available the toddlers dominate the device and also that many such toddlers are experts in operating touch screen technology on their own.

Paul Hudson, Intersperience Chief Executive, commented that, "The fact that children have a strong emotional attachment to the internet is often regarded as a negative thing but in fact it is perfectly natural for a generation whose social life is largely online." reported PC Advisor.