Dr.Amornwich Nakornthap, director of Ramchitti Institute and PI of Child Watch research project, said that Thai students increasingly consume pornographic media.
The result indicates that 41% of high school students watch porn, while 30% of college kids do. The figures increased from last year about 2% and 3% respectively. The study found the correlation between watching pornography and drinking alcohol and having premature sex.
The data about time used is also noticeable. Thai students spend one-third of their daily lives with technology and media.
Primary-school students and teens are spending up to six or seven hours a day engrossed in their mobile phones, TVs, computers and other electronic gadgets.
The study results also show the average time(s) daily on particular activities:
- an hour talking on the phone,
- sending SMS twice,
- downloading ringtones twice,
- an hour using the Internet (including e-mail, chat, reading news, and search for information)
- two hours listening to music,
- two hours watching movies, and
- two hours playing computer games
Dr.Amornwich only commented on the pessimistic sides of cyberspace. He said by being on cyberspace for many hours a day, students are risk from Alzheimer’s disease and addiction which could lead to drugs, alcohol, and cyber (and/or mobile) crimes.