Without access to the Internet, kids just "go around the house in silence – and they really hate that."


A pilot study in Maryland looked at how students react when they can’t go online or check their email on their phones for a day.

According to one of the experts in this BBC report, which put these results to the (not quite scientific) test, when you take the Internet away from them, young adults just “go around the house around in silence – and they really hate that.”

Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]


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