Culture Post: High-Tech Tutoring – 3 in 4 Parents Rely on Technology While Raising Their Kids

The following is excerpted from an online article posted by StudyFinds.

More than three-quarters of parents would be lost without technology. A survey of 2,000 parents of kids between three and seven years-old finds that they use tech to supplement their child’s learning (59%) and reading (41%) and to even aid them before they’re in the classroom.

While one-quarter (26%) of parents weren’t using technology as learning tools, 60 percent believe their child is progressing faster directly because of tech. More than four in five (82%) admit they would have benefited from using those tools to learn when they themselves were younger.

The survey results reveal that 71 percent of parents have already used a learning app to help their child. Almost three-quarters (74%) say technology makes parenting less stressful and some parents use tech to teach their kids something new, like a second language or music (79%).

On top of supplemental learning, children use tech for creative pursuits (64%) and video chatting with family and friends (67%). Millennial parents also value how tech can help them increase exposure to other cultures and people (34%) as well as teaching life skills like sharing and social interactions (39%).

Source: StudyFinds

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[reposted by] Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has 40 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord culture blog also appears on and Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

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