Savvy technology for kids

Intel has created what is called “Touch Generation” which is the spread of touchscreen computing devices like smartphones and tablets.

According to  Ntombezinhle Modiselle, marketing manager at Intel, today’s kids are so completely at ease with navigating and flicking their way through my devices to get to the latest game on my smart phone or tablet,”  she says.

“They just see Mom and Dad on their phones all the time, and they want to
play, too.”

Its true that today’s children are techonolgy conscious, and for them to be left wandering is now in the past.

Technology has evolved and Intel, as one of the leading world’s technology company jumped onto the opportunity to ease the children’s savvy minds.
Application developers are responding to this age group by providing more and more
education-rich touch content on smart phones and tablets. Research done by Nielsen
in the United States among households with under-12 year olds showed 77% are using
it to play games while 57% use it for educational purposes.

“We are at a significant stage in the evolution of how we interact with technology.
The rise of the touch generation is not only set to change the way we interact with
our technology, but it is also changing the type of technology we will demand in

“In 2009, according to market-research firm Gartner, only 2% of devices bought for
the under 15-year old market had touch features. In 2015, about 50% of computers
that will be bought for that market will feature a touch screen.”

“Within the next 10 to 15 years, the touch generation will have graduated from the
school of touch where interaction with technology will seem totally natural and
intuitive, just as it is for your two-year old,” predicts Ms Modiselle.

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