A new report from NPD says the average age children start using technology fell to 6.7 years old in 2007, as kids versions of tech gear becomes more common, too.
NPDâ€™s new report, â€œKids and Consumer Electronics Trends IIIâ€, is their third report since 2005 to see how consumer electronics and children are interacting with each other.
Anita Frazier, an industry analyst at The NPD Group said that: â€œKids are drawn to the latest and greatest digital devices just as their parents are. They appear to have no fear of technology and adopt it easily and without fanfare, making these devices a part of their everyday lives.â€
Back in 2005, children were on average 8.1 years old before they started using technology, but in 2007 this has dropped to 6.7 years. To me, these ages seem awfully old â€“ I personally started using computers, thanks to the foresight of my father, way back in 1979 when I was only four years old, two years before the IBM PC was released onto the world market.