Porn Internet Misuse at Work Takes a Backseat

Idle surfing in the workplace is no longer about porn, now rising numbers of employees are spending time shopping, investing and watching sports online instead of working.

According to the 'Web@Work' survey by the Centre for Internet Studies, conducted among 1500 workers from various industries, the lines between work and home on the Internet have become less clearly defined, and companies will need to allow for some personal Web surfing time during work time.

Key findings from the survey found the average time an employee spends looking at non-work related Web sites is 3.24 hours per week.

About 30 per cent of workers watch sports online. Some 56.6 per cent of respondents favoured filtering software that allocates time for personal Internet use each day at work.

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