Friday, March 16, 2012

"Google It" Beats "Ask Your Parents"

In a survey of 500 kids conducted in the UK, researchers found when kids need answers to their questions, they turn to Google and other search engines twice as often as asking their parents.  Get this - only 3% would ask their teachers!  What does that say about today's digital kids or how they they their techno-dinosaur teachers and parents?  When was the last time you picked up a dictionary?  I can't even remember.  In this survey 20% of kids had never used a dictionary and 45% had never used an encyclopedia.  Here is the article from BBC News:

A research brief from Birmingham Science City can be read at this link:

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