The average child today knows how to use a mouse and play a video game better than they can ride a bike or swim!
It's offical: we've entered the age of technology. Those of us who are constantly reminded by grandpa Smithers down the street that 'back in my day' was a better time and that all of us 'whipper snappers' are ruining society may finally be presented with a definition to 'we didn't have any of these fancy-pants gizmos when I was a lad.'
Modern children, because of their early immersion into the world of technology, have slowly become more and more unable to do simple physical activities that have been relished and made sport for ages. Almost immediately after birth we are monitored and attached to devices and technologies.
Children grow up with the option of staying inside and avoiding activities such as riding a bike that might harm them. It isn't then surprising to find out that most of them will choose the safer path. 69% of kids know how to use a computer mouse before they can tie their shoelaces. 58% know how to play a computer game before they learn how to ride a bike. That is over half of the population of children that has fallen to the complacency of advancing technologies.
Lesson to take away? Invest in your child's exo-cyber life! Otherwise, what will your kid do if one day we don't have electricity or internet?