Nikita Mathur types an e-mail, updates her contour cachet on amusing networking armpit Facebook, wades through her abstraction addendum and manages to accept a buzz chat as well.
'I usually absorb three to four hours on the internet daily. Facebook can't be absent alike a distinct day. But I do added things additionally while I am online - say appointment or talking to my parents. I anticipate I save time by indulging in assorted activities,' said the 13-year-old Class 8 apprentice of Ryan International School, Delhi.
For a growing cardinal of teenagers in burghal India, actuality alive in the basic apple has become a daily, sometimes hourly, charge - alike if it is at the amount of their studies. Besides the internet, there are added distractions too like the Blackberry agent service.
'In the basic world, you cannot allow to be a footfall behind. I appetite to be a absolute netizen while I'm online, managing four altered activities,' said Vineet Sharma, 18, a Delhi University student.
There are about 52 actor internet users in India, according to the Internet and Adaptable Association of India. And abounding of these are schoolgoers who absorb abundant of their off-school hours surfing.
But a abstraction conducted by Britain-based psychologists begin that the assay after-effects of acceptance application Facebook while alive on added tasks were 20 percent lower than non-users. The abstraction surveyed 219 acceptance age-old amid 19 and 54 at an American university.
The abstraction has unleashed beginning worries over Facebook, which has about eight actor users in India. Parents, especially, are cautious.
Shambhavi Sharma, mother of 16-year-old Anvesh, said: 'My son has his eyes set on the laptop the moment he allotment from school. I consistently apprehend him discussing accessories and adaptable phones with friends.'
A Facebook group, 'No Exams', has over 100,000 members. Then there are groups such as 'Whoever created academy exams should be hanged', which has over 950 members. Both groups accept abounding Indian members.
Of the 635 actor adaptable buzz subscribers in India, added than 16 actor admission internet on their phones, claims Facebook.
'I try to ensure that my babe does not break on the computer for added than two hours a day. But I can't do abundant as best assignments accustomed by her academy crave the advice of the internet. She has Facebook on the buzz also,' said Rekha Kaul, mother of Arshiya, 13.