Porn, Plastic Surgery Sites Dominate Teens' Online Time

A new study shows teenagers spend more than 30 hours a week online, 2 hours looking at pornography

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    Teenagers spend 31 hours a week online, two on porn sites, according to a new UK study.

    Porn? Plastic surgery? Please. That's kid stuff.

    Teenagers spend more than 30 hours online each week - including two hours watching porn and another hour surfing plastic surgery Web sites, according to a UK study.

    The study, conducted by www.cybersentinel.co.uk, polled 1,000 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15 about their online habits and Web site frequency.

    Teens spend nearly 87 hours - more than 3 full days - per year watching soft-core porn online, according to the study.

    More than 50 hours a year are spent learning about "boob jobs, bum lifts and collagen implants" on cosmetic-surgery sites.

    Surveyed teens also spent about three hours each week on chat programs like AOL Instant Messenger and two per week on YouTube, the study found. Weight loss and diet sites took up about an hour and a half of the teenage week.

    "The alarming thing is the survey shows teenagers are obviously exploring all sorts of topics as a result of modern-day pressures," survey spokesman Ellie Puddle told the Daily Telegraph.

    One-quarter of teens polled said they frequently spoke to strangers online, while one-third said they had tried to hide their Web site history from parents who walked in the room.