A survey on the parent-child relationship in thenetwork era has revealed that around 70 percent ofChinese primary and middle school students ownsmartphones, the China Youth Daily reported.
The survey, covering primary and middle schoolstudents from China, the United States, Japan andthe Republic of Korea (ROK), has found that 87.2 percent of ROK students have smartphones, followedby 68.1 percent of Chinese students. Thepercentages for American and Japanese students are 61.4 and 42.1 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, 88.4 percent of surveyed students have surfed the Internet, among which ROKstudents top the list, followed by American, Japanese and Chinese students.
Nearly 80 percent of Chinese students have access to the Internet, the least among the fourcountries, according to the survey, adding that most of the surveyed began to surf theInternet in primary school.
The survey also shows that 71.8 percent of Chinese students surf the Internet for less than anhour during school days, the least among the four countries.
The survey stresses the importance of students' use of computers, mobile phones and theInternet in moderation while advising parents to pay close attention to their children.