- Date 7 Jul 2021
We live in a world where technology is evolving and changing on an almost daily basis. Adults depend on technology at work, socially and home; and this has a direct impact on children.
A UK study conducted by Ofcom in 2019 found that between the age of 9 and 10, smartphone ownership doubles, and smartphones are now more widely used than radios. In 2019, 6 in 10 3-4 year-olds used any device to go online, with the use of tablets increasing by 49% from 2015.*
A national survey of the US conducted by the Erikson Institute also found that technology use by young children under age 6 was found to be almost universal. The survey found that 85% of parents allow their young children to use technology, with television, tablets, smartphones and computers being the most popular items.**
So, in a world of keyboards and touch screens, where does this leave handwriting?