In Vietnam, all of the interviewed students brought their cell phones to school.
Every day, they texted between 50 and 200 messages, spent two to seven hours using the phone and between one and four hours chatting online or playing video games.
In papers filed in federal court in White Plains, Pacenza said the stress caused him to become "a sex addict, and with the development of the Internet, an Internet addict." He claimed protection under the American with Disabilities Act.
His lawyer, Michael Diederich, says Pacenza never visited pornographic sites at work, violated no written IBM rule and did not surf the Internet any more or any differently than other employees.
“Sexually abusive acts, such as uploading child abuse images via sex websites or sex chatting with children or forcing children to reveal their bodies via webcam, are not generally recognized as forms of sexual abuse.
“Limited understanding of child sexual abuse by children and adults means that cases can go undetected,” said Aarti Kapoor, regional program manager of Project Childhood.
It also claims Pacenza was told he could lose his job after an incident four months earlier, which Pacenza denies.
"Plaintiff was discharged by IBM because he visited an Internet chat room for a sexual experience during work after he had been previously warned," the company said.
Vietnam's people, more correctly referred to as Victor Charlie, Charlie, Vietnamesians or Vietnamese, most have the last name of Tran or Nguyen.
Vietnamese are known to follow laws, especially tax and traffic laws.