When Do Kids Become More Tech Savvy Than Parents?

Children that were born into a world in which a certain type of tech is commonplace will obviously be more in touch with modern devices than their parents. Adults tend to see tech innovations over the course of their life, but their understanding of these innovations is often not that intuitive. Hence, children are becoming more tech savvy than their parents earlier than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that a recent survey revealed what parents seem to think about all of this. It turns out that 47% of parents are aware that their kids are already more tech savvy than they are. 15% said that this allowed them to get tricked, such as in situations where their kids easily turned off safety settings that they had added to their phones or other devices.

57% of parents also said that they wished they were more tech savvy because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing them to take better care of their children. 66% of parents have never heard of modern internet slang such as OOMF, Face Card and GRWM. That makes them feel alienated from the language of their children, almost as if their kids are speaking in some secret dialect.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, 90% of parents said that they can talk to their children about such things and find some common ground. That is very important, since a lot of parents tend to make the mistake of trying to be too controlling over how their children access the internet. That can make kids go online in secret, and the high degree of tech savvy that they have means that parents would never know.

All in all, it was inevitable that a knowledge gap would occur when it comes to tech savvy. Parents can always learn more about tech if it matters to them, although the speed at which such things change might make that difficult.

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