[bbc] A survey of 16 to 24 year olds has found that 75% of them feel they "couldn't live" without the internet.
The report, published by online charity YouthNet, also found that four out of five young people used the web to look for advice.
About one third added that they felt no need to talk to a person face to face about their problems because of the resources available online.
The findings were unveiled at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.
Youth 'cannot live' without web
see also Youthnet