Children Know How To Play Computers But They Can't Ride Bikes

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Children play computersHow 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 could swim.

The survey also found that 28 of them know the right emergency number to dial, and whilst 69 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?

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