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Internet Plays Important Role in Lives of Middle School Students

Juveniles Internet Usage Research recently released its 2009 report. The report shows that the Internet is now an important channel for Chinese middle school students for knowledge, social issues and entertainment. The research found 64.9% of the students typically spend one hour each time they log onto the Internet. The most frequent uses of the Internet are “information research” (32.3%), “chatting” (31%), “downloading music and pictures” (29.4%) and “internet gaming” (19.8%). Among the “most liked” websites are those for entertainment (54.5%), games (37.1%), and literature (30.1%). The research was based on 9,000 questionnaires in 9 provinces.

Source: Xinhua, March 18, 2010