Girls ‘more skilled on computers’

Hummmm.. 

Apparently boys have lost out again.  According to a recent survey of 1000 pupils only 6% of girls said they lacked confidence using a computer, compared with 10% of boys.

Other findings:

Three-quarters of seven to 16-year-olds polled used a computer every day, with half spending at least two hours a day online.

By the age of seven, nearly three quarters (73%) could use search engines and well over half (62%) were able to edit documents.

70% of teenagers could confidently create a social networking profile, 59% could download music and more than a third (35%) were able to edit and manipulate photography.

More than half (57%) of parents said they relied on their children for advice on how to use their computer and the Internet, and only 40% of parents thought they were the most proficient computer user in their household.

BBC NEWS

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