It was reported that a lot of parents in China are against their children using the internet. A study explained that a majority of them worry that surfing the net could adversely affect children's studies. The study was jointly published by the career development centre for Chinese Young Pioneers, the Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences Studies by Young Scholars at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Social Science Academic Press. Out of surveyed parents, around 42.6 % of parents surveyed mentioned opposing their children using internet strongly while as high as 78.4 % told that they are worried that surfing the internet could negatively affect theirchildren's studies.
Approximately, 44.9 % mentioned that they are worried about their children's exposure to pornography. The respondents surveyed were elementary and middle school students as well as their parents and teachers in both urban and rural areas, developed and less-developed areas in 11 provinces in China.