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New Study Finds That More Children Operate A Smart Phone Before They Can Tie Their Own Shoes!

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Well, isn't this just terrifying?

A new study has found that more young children know how to play with a smartphone than know how to tie their shoes!

According to the research on children and technology, done by AVG, 19% of children from two to five years old - in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand - can play with a smartphone app, while only 9% know what to do with their effing laces.

Furthermore, more children in that age range can apparently open a web browser than swim on their own, and more can play computer games than ride a bike!

AVG CEO J.R. Smith explains:

“Technology has changed what it means to be a parent raising children today-–these children are growing up in an environment that would be unrecognizable to their parents. As our research shows, parents need to start educating kids about navigating the online world safely at an earlier age than they might otherwise have thought.”

Well, that's good and fine, but we think that you also need to educate kids on navigating the REAL LIFE world, AKA learning skills that will help them engage in physical activity and knowing how to be a functional human being!

Just saying!

BALANCE, people! Help your kids find a balance!

Thoughts??

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15 comments to “New Study Finds That More Children Operate A Smart Phone Before They Can Tie Their Own Shoes!”



  1. 1

    This is true. My 6 years old can't tie his shoe laces but loves to play with the ipod touch.



  2. 2

    The fine motor skills to takes to operate an iphone is nothing like the advanced skills a child needs to tie a shoe. Most 2-5 year olds at any point in time in history have not known how to tie laces till elementary school. Smartphones don't have anything to do with this. My



  3. 3

    The fine motor skills to takes to operate an iphone is nothing like the advanced skills a child needs to tie a shoe. Most 2-5 year olds at any point in time in history have not known how to tie laces till elementary school. Smartphones don't have anything to do with this.



  4. 4

    so true. my 5 year old nephew and 3 year old niece know exactly how to use their mom & dad's iphones.



  5. 5

    Bright Side: Literacy rates are improving.



  6. 6

    wow, that's pretty sad. What kind of adults are those kids going to make.. Kinda scary dontchya think?



  7. 7

    Sooo true! My 3 year old nephew knows how to play around on my itouch and cell phone



  8. 8

    sad…….



  9. 9

    I was having this conversation with my friends recently.. My 3 year old godson knows how to use his dad's Iphone better that him… Pretty tragic..



  10. 10

    True for my daughter. My husband bought her a used iphone at 2 & I bet she can navigate it better than most adults. She's also so pretty good on the computer at almost age 5. In a technology driven society are people really shocked?



  11. 11

    I never leave my children unattended, however my oldest, 4,knows how to call 911,and give all information that may be asked of her.She also knows what to do if there was a fire.She would also know how to relay this information from a i-phone.



  12. 12

    wow at that age I din't even understand a clock!!!! this kids are going to be fat for not doing anythng but to be on their beds on the computer or xbox or ipod or smartphone



  13. 13

    KIDS NEED TO LEARN HOW TO DOUBLE KNOT THEIR LACES FOR REALZ. THEY DONT MAKE LACES LIKE THEY USED TO. COMES LOOSE WITH THE WAX SHIT THEY COAT THEM WITH THESE DAYS.



  14. 14

    would not be surprised if these kids never learn to write with a pen or pencil but only text



  15. 15

    …yeah…if you don't have a child yourself you don't really need to make accusations based on experience you don't have. Kids at two/lower end of three don't have the dexterity to handle laces but swiping a finger across an iPhone screen to get at a noisemaker application is pretty easy. Take some time to think about what kind of data they're pulling and what kind of sensationalist slant they've put on it and you're perpetuating before you comment.