Parents More Likely To Go To Kids For Tech Help Than Vice Versa


While parents are supposed to be the ones teaching their children, when it comes to technology, the reverse is holding true for a lot of people.

A new survey of 1,000 parents finds:

60% say they rely on their kids to help them with technology and gadgets.

56% say it’s easier to talk about sex and puberty with their kids than the latest online trends.

Over 25% of parents have no idea what Tik Tok is, while of those who do, 48% have no idea how to use it.

And some parents are clueless about online lingo as well. While they know what LOL and BTW means, only 7% know that PAW means parents are watching.

And it seems kids are pretty aware that their parents are clueless when it comes to technology.

A separate survey of 1,000 kids ages six to 14 finds:

40% of kids say they're more tech savvy than their parents.

35% say their parents are clueless about the websites and apps they use.

25% of kids six to eight go to their friends for tech advice, while 53% of 13 to 14 year olds do.

Another 25% would go to YouTube for help rather than their parents.

60% of kids say they would go to their parents if they had better online knowledge.

Source: SWNS Digital