Ever Changing World

It is an ever-changing world

So how do you bring up your children?

Safer Internet Day 2011

Safer internet day this year is on 8th February. This years theme is it isn’t a game it is your life.

Insafe publish some interesting facts on their website:

  • Gamers spend on average 8 hours weekly playng online.
  • Young people sleep 2 to 3 hours less per night than 10 years ago.
  • In January 2010, 18 million accounts were registered on Second Life.
  • 13 million players of World of Warcraft (WoW), the world’s largest MMORPG. (Massive multiplayer online role-playing game)
  • MMORPGs generated $1.5 billion in subscription revenues worldwide in 2008, forecast to reach $2.5 billion by 2012.
  • Up to 250,000 players are simultaneously online on WoW.
  • Transactions and sales of virtual goods in virtual worlds were estimated at $18 billion in 2009.

Have you ever heard of an MMORPG?

Maybe you should have

Here is how you can find out more.

Disturbing Numbers

The London School of Economics has compiled some fascinating statistics about children’s internet usage.

Apparently “9% of children had a face-to-face encounter with someone they met on the Internet, and only one in eight found this a disturbing experience.”

Or to put it another way 1 in 100 children met a stranger on-line and it was a “disturbing”

I imagine the disturbed ratio is higher for parents.