According to a survey carried out by AVG Technologies, kids would rather learn how to use a computer than learn how to ride a bike or swim. From a survey of 2200 women, it was revealed that a fifth of children aged four and five were able to tie their own shoelaces, while the same number could also use a smartphone or operate an Apple iPad. Almost 60 percent of children knew how to play a computer game between the age of two and five, while only 20 percent of kids that age can swim.
Children are asking for the latest technological gadgets for Christmas and birthday presents, rather than a bike or skateboard. Learning how to operate the latest technology is proving to be much more popular than learning how to ride a bike or swim. J.R. Smith, the CEO of AVG Technologies said:
Children’s behaviour has changed, and that’s mainly because the way we use the technology is so different. It changes everything.
Although technology plays an important role in the development of society, exercise for kids is also important in the fight against child obesity. It seems that the days when all a child wanted was a new bike for Christmas have long gone, and all they really want now is an Apple.