A fresh study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation has revealed that some children are spending just about eight hours online daily.
Separately, a survey of 500 children by British ISP TalkTalk found that 62 per cent of the children lie to their parents about their online searches.
Fifty-three per cent of the respondents said they erase the history on their web browser to keep their parents unaware of what they have been searching for.
Fifty-five per cent of the children said that they had more knowledge about the web than their parents, while 47 per cent said they had around two hours of unsupervised browsing time every day.
Speaking on the topic, TalkTalk’s Tristia Clarke said, “Our research underlines the need for greater communication between parents and children."
The study was conducted by way of the eParent test on TalkTalk's site.