Survey: Kids learn technology before basic skills
Children are possibly becoming savvy using online quicker than they reach basic development milestones, according to a survey.
AVG, a computer security software company, surveyed over 6,000 parents from countries around the world to see how digitally connected their kids were.
The survey found that children are possibly becoming savvy with online quicker than they reach basic development milestones, the Huffington Post reports.
According to the survey:
- 89 percent of the kids, of the parents who were polled, are active online.
- 46 percent of kids, internationally, spend more time in a virtual world than any other online activity.
- 65 percent of kids spend more than two hours online each week.
- 66 percent of kids ages 3-to-5 can play a computer game, but only 58 percent are able to ride a bike.
- 38 percent of kids ages 3-to-5 can write their full names and 14 percent can tie their shoes (a skill that's usually mastered by age 6), compared to 57 percent who know how to operate a tablet.