Study: Poor children suffer from parents' lack of Internet savvy

04/28/2005 | Guardian (London), The

New research from the London School of Economics indicates children from disadvantaged backgrounds were less likely than their middle-class peers to use the Internet, a skill deficit that could negatively affect their education and job opportunities. The two-year study of more than 1,500 children aged 9 to 19 also found a fifth of children have plagiarized from the Internet, while 57% of daily and weekly users view pornography, although mainly by accident.

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