The health ministry says that almost 10% of all high school students can't live without the Internet, according to the results of a questionnaire.
The questionnaire was given to 10,000 junior high school and high school students across Japan, TBS reported Friday. On the survey were questions such as "I feel irritated when I am asked to cut down on Net use" and "Using the Internet has got in the way of school or club activities."
According to the answers supplied by students, the ministry said that 5.9% of junior high school students and 9.4% of high school students are "dependent" on the Internet almost to the point of addiction. That figure, the ministry said, is four times higher than its figure for adults, which was arrived at using a similar questionnaire.© Japan Today