An international survey has found that pre-schoolers are more likely to be able to use a smartphone than tie their own shoelaces.
Working mums and dads are struggling to keep up with teaching their kids basic life skills and children as old as eight can’t tie up their shoes.
An international survey of 2200 mothers in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Europe showed how children’s motor skills like tying shoelaces or riding a bike were being superseded by tech savvy.
The study, by internet security company AVG, showed more children can play a computer game than ride a bike.
About 1 in 5 children aged two to five could use a smartphone, compared with just 1 in 10 who could tie their laces.