Children learn computer faster than tying shoelaces and cycling

Study of anti-virus company AVG found that children are taught techniques for using computers and electronic devices before and easier than with the acquisition of traditional skills everyday.

The study showed that controlled with a computer mouse, turn on and off the computer and play simple games on the PC are able to 69%, 63% and 58% of children under five years old, respectively. A quarter of children the same age are able to independently launch an Internet browser, and 16% of kids already know how to surf and referrals.

Cope with a mobile phone under the force of 28% of children aged under five years old, and play games on a smartphone or tablet PC knows about every fifth child.

The study authors compared the assimilation of children how to work with computers and portable equipment with the acquisition of “non-computer” skills. It turns out that the number of children who have mastered the simple computer games exceeds the number of their peers, who know how to ride a bicycle (58% vs. 52%). And kids can run an Internet browser (25%), more than able to swim and tie the laces (20% and 11% respectively).

Differences in the rate of assimilation of skills in using computer and mobile phone between boys and girls have been identified.

The survey, which formed the basis for the study, participated 2.2 thousands of mothers from the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

The Director-General AVG Jay-Aire Smith (JR Smith), the results of research in a company blog, advises “to start to teach children safe Internet use at an earlier age than their parents tend to think.”

20 January 2011

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