Japan’s youth Internet addiction problem is worrying: 60% of primary and secondary school students have friends online

Teenagers’ Internet addiction is not only a serious problem in domestic society, but also a headache for neighbouring Japan. Kobe Prefecture, Japan recently conducted a survey, found the seriousness of the problem of youth Internet addiction: most of the primary and secondary school students have chatted, even offline have seen. Kobe Prefecture recently conducted a 2019 survey of internet addiction among young people, according to Japan’s Kobe News. According to the survey results, the proportion of primary and secondary school students with “cyber-dependence” in Kobe County increased by 0.9% over the previous year, reaching a previous high of 10.3%.

Japan's youth Internet addiction problem is worrying: 60% of primary and secondary school students have netizens

Of these, 64.3% of primary and secondary school students said that “and netizens have communicated on the network, have not met.” And “actually have seen netizens” of primary and secondary school students have 16.5%.

Japanese experts point out: “The various events caused by the membership exchange website (SNS) can be seen, (Japanese primary and secondary school students) think that it is easy to contact strangers.” This sense of innocence must be taken seriously. ”

The increasing lying internet addiction of Japanese primary and secondary school students

Kobe Prefecture has conducted the survey every year since 2015. Data from the 2019 survey showed a small decrease in the reliance on mobile phones among primary and junior high school students, while the trend towards internet dependence among high school students was 14.7 per cent, an increase of 2.6 per cent, the largest increase in five years. “This is because high school students almost all have cell phones and can use them by their own judgment, ” says The Kobe County Youth Section. ”

In addition, about 30% of students with Internet dependence spend four hours a day online. The survey showed that children without Internet dependence had a greater impact on their daily lives, such as “late sleeptime,” “decreased grades, and constant restlessness.”

The survey also found that primary and secondary school students almost all have the experience of chatting with netizens, regardless of whether they suffer from internet dependence. In terms of the proportion of people who met with netizens, the number of students in grades 4-6 was 2.2%, the number of junior high school students was 3.3%, and the proportion of senior high school students exceeded one in ten, reaching 11.9%.

Kobe County appealed to the student guardian: “To inform the children of the dangers of the network, and to thoroughly implement the ‘filtering’ of the child’s browsing content.” ”

Parents don’t know if their children have seen netizens.

In fact, there are not many juvenile cases that have occurred with the Internet as an entry point. In August, a junior high school girl in Hyogo Prefecture met a man on Twitter and then ran away from home and lived in a man’s rental house for two months. In November, a sixth-grade girl in Osaka was abducted by a 30-year-old male and disappeared for a week. His mobile phones and shoes were confiscated and people were imprisoned. It was through Twitter that the man tricked the girl out of her home.

According to the survey, most parents do not know their children’s movements. The proportion of parents who knew their children and strangers met was as follows: only 0.1% of primary school students, 1.4% of middle school students and 5.4% of high school students.

It is reported that Hyogo Prefecture in late 2017 in the new revised regulations, has the following principles as a guardian’s obligation: children under the age of 18 when buying mobile phones, to switch on the browsing content restrictions on the mobile phone “filtering” function. But according to this year’s survey, only 60% of high school students have this feature. (Overseas Network / Wang Shanning Internship Compilation / Zhang Suhui)

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