-According to a report in 2010 by the Kaiser Family foundation, US children aged 8 to 18 are now spending more than 53 hours a week using entertainment media. Ten years ago, that figure was 43 hours/week. Children spend an average of 38 minutes a day reading a print publication, compared to 43 minutes a day 10 years ago. The only media they are not soaking up are newspapers, magazines and other print publications.
– A survey found that nearly 14 percent of teens in China are vulnerable to becoming addicted to the Internet
-Between 10 to 13% of Chinese university students are trapped in various states of Internet addiction, and the worry now is that these students would stay addicted into their marriages, bringing the problems with them.
-The Chinese government passed regulations banning youths from Internet cafes and has implemented control programs that kick teens off networked games after five hours.
-The Chinese government is helping to fund eight in-patient rehabilitation clinics across the country. Most children in a clinic in Beijing have been forced to come by their parents, who are paying upward of $1,300 a month — about 10 times the average salary in China — for the treatment.
-The “One Laptop Per Child” project aims to sell cheap, durable laptops to children of developing countries so that they have access to educational materials and to the Internet, connecting them with the world.
-The “Light Up The World” organisation intends to bring affordable, healthy, efficient, and environmentally responsible lighting and energy to developing countries.
-Recently, there have been rapid improvements in prosthetic technology, allowing people to move around almost like a normal person, making use of various technologies such as Bluetooth technology to motors. A technology used to fit a prosthetic tail on a dolphin has recently been discovered to be successful in producing prosthetic legs, helping war veterans normalise their lives.