Children know how to play computers but they can't ride bikes
How tech-savvy is your little one? Chances are, very, if the results of a new survey are to be believed.
Internet security and virus protector, AVG, undertook a study of the internet habits and techy prowess of today's children, and found that for most, being a computer nerd is second nature - it's life skills that are harder to learn.
IT skills like playing a computer game or opening an internet browser are gained by today's youngsters much earlier than life skills like learning to ride a bike. 55% of youngsters knew how to play a computer game, but only 20% could swim.
The survey also found that 28% of young children know how to make a call on a mobile phone, but only 20% of them know the right emergency number to dial, and whilst 69% of tots aged 2-5 can operate a computer mouse, only 11% of them are able to tie their own shoe laces.
So are we rearing a generation of geeks at the expense of practical, day to day skills? What do you think?
Is your child a techy-tot?
Or do you drill them in more practical skills and limit computer time?
Should kids have mobile phones?
Teaching your children skills