AstaggeringfouroutoffiveparentsworrythattheirchildrenwillbecomeaddictedtoFacebook,accordingtoastudy. 根据一项调查，多达八成父母担心自己的孩子会沉迷于Facebook不可自拔。 Eightypercentbel...
A staggering four out of five parents worry that their children will become addicted to Facebook, according to a study.
Eighty percent believe social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have the ability to take overtheir children's lives.
One in three parents, meanwhile, believes the Internet has the power to 'rewire' brains without a person's knowledge and thinks their children are in danger from the web.
The extraordinary findings come from a poll of 1,000 parents carried out by the Nominet Trust, an organisation that promoted internet projects that address social disadvantage.
However, Nominet said their findings fly in the face ofneurological evidence.
The Trust worked with neuroscience and education expert Dr Paul Howard Jones, who analysed research on the internet and society.
和该基金会合作的神经科学家和教育专家保罗 霍华德 琼斯博士对这一和网络和社会相关的调查进行了分析研究。
The report - The Impact of Digital Technologies On Human Wellbeing - concluded that there is no neurological evidence to suggest that the internet is more effective at 'rewiring' our brains than other environmental influences.
It also found that the internet is a valuable learning resource and all forms of learning cause changes within the brain.
There have been reports that use of the internet with its vast resources of information is changing the way people think and affecting their ability to concentrate.
But Nominet said that 'scaremongeringand misinformation' about internet use can potentially deny its benefits to people, in particular parents who are worried about the effect on their children's development.
The report also found that social networking sites, in themselves, are not a special source of risk to children, and are generally beneficial as they support existing friendships.
In addition, playing action video games can improve some visual processing and motor response skills, while computer-based activity provides mental stimulation, and can help slow rates of cognitive decline.