According to the polling group Harris Interactive, adult internet users are now spending an average of 13 hours online per week.
From 7 hours average use in 1999 to between 8-9 hours from 2003-2006 and 11 hours in 2007, this latest increase to 13 hours is somewhat analogous to the increase in home broadband penetration in the US. An April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project showed 63% of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15% increase from a year earlier.
The age groups that spend the most time online are those aged 30-39 (18 hours) and those aged 25-29 (17 hours) and 40-49 (17 hours).
What sort of future does this portend for your students when they’re adults?