March 24, 2014

Young people are tech wizards in the home

8 out of 10 parents admit their children know more about technology than they do! That’s according to the results of a survey by Eircom, which found that children between the ages of 5 and 17 are telling parents what technology to buy – from mobile phones to broadband. The number of people using tablets here has increased by 60 per cent in the last six months and now stands at 1.4 million, while nearly two thirds of people in Ireland own a smartphone. 15% of young people admitted being online practically every hour that they’re awake, because they’re afraid they’ll miss anything.



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