More than three billion people in the world use the Internet. Yet there are still more than four billion who do not have Internet access! But this number is slowly changing as innovations are being made to connect more people to the Internet. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader examines Internet access in the United States and around the world, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages to "being connected." This high-interest title includes detailed photos and sidebars, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and an index to increase understanding and improve academic vocabulary. The Reader's Guide and Try It! sections provide extensive language-development activities that will prompt critical thinking. Aligned with state and national standards, this text prepares students for college and career. This intriguing text will keep grade 3 students reading from cover to cover.