Usage: Facts and News
per cent of Canadian students have used the Internet 1
per cent of Canadian students use it for a least an hour a day 1
60 per cent of Canadian students use chat rooms and instant messaging
- Canadians have
the highest or near-highest in the world in penetration and use of
the telephone, cable, TV, computers in the home, and Internet access,
especially high-speed Internet access. 1
- "By the
year 2005, two billion people will be continuously connected to a
powerful global network of satellites and fiber optic cables."
(-Innovation Nation, page x.).
- This is the "Always
On" generation (*74% of connected young people use instant messaging
several times a week. -Pew Report ).
- 1.2 billion instant
messages were sent over the AOL network alone on September 11th, 2001
(*AOL President of advanced services, Ted Leonis.)
- By 2005 the annual
number of text and visual messages sent over the Internet is expected
to reach 1.2 trillion.
- In 2002, cell
phone users passed the one billion user mark, this is the fastest
10 year penetration of any product in commercial history.
- China alone is
adding five million new cell phone users per month.
- By 2005, most
cell phones will come standard with Internet access and a variety
of Internet service options.
- A 2002 British
survey found that one in four youth, aged 11 to 19 has been threatened
via their computers or cell phones, including death threats. NCH
-National Children's Home (UK)