For kids ages 10 to 14 who are online, the Internet is a bigger time sink that TV. This is not surprising, but was recently released in a study by Google’s DoubleClick Performics.
I think most parents probably already knew this. For example, my high-school student watches about 2 hours of television per week, usually with me .. as there are a few trashy shows that we enjoy watching together 🙂
Here are the exact numbers quotes in the New York Times article:
“The study found that 83 percent of Internet users in that age bracket spent an hour or more online a day, but only 68 percent devoted that much time to television.”