Friday, September 24, 2010

UK Survey finds kids more proficient with tech than reading

A company from the UK called Protect your Bubble commissioned a survey about kids and technology that looked at kids from 3 to 10 years old to see what they could do in relation to tech. According to the survey results, many of the kids were more proficient with tech than they were with reading and writing. I can certainly see this as accurate in many cases. My son was using a computer alone by three to play a game called Reader Rabbit.

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The study found that 47% of the 3,000 parents that participated thought their kids knew more about gadgets than they do. Another 19% of those parents say that when they can’t figure out the computer, they turn to their kids and 16% get kids to work the DVD player.

The top ten things a kid can do alone according to the study include turn on the TV at number one. Next is get dressed, followed by write their name. In the fourth spot is turn on a computer, next is work a DVD player, and sixth is ride a bike. Number eight on the list is read a book, nine is use Sky+, and the last is make their own breakfast. My kids are better at using a computer than making breakfast. A computer doesn’t spill everywhere.

31 comments:

  1. Yea when I was around that age I knew a lot about tech

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  2. yeah
    my cousin is 5 and knows how to work with PC better then some older folks

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  3. my mom is one of the 19% who gets their kids to work the computer when they can't figure it out... and she can never figure it out. She has no idea how computers work, but she's quite certain the government is using them to spy on everything we do.

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  4. Great pic, that's what all mac users look like when they be apple'in.
    Cheers

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  5. Not surprising at all. I know a toddler who can operate an iPhone better than her parents, and can't read yet.

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  6. yea but it takes reading skill to operate technology

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  11. MY computer spilled everywhere once. But it might have actually been a fish bowl.

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