Kids no longer need parent’s help for homework, Lenovo survey shows
August 19, 2019
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The survey said that the modern generation now relies on online for information.

A recent survey from Lenovo has revealed some interesting tidbits about how the current generation is doing their assignments, which has now been influenced by smarter technology. A total of 15,000 individuals were surveyed from countries such as the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France, and Italy.

The survey showed that almost three-quarters (75 percent) of parents have said that their kids are most likely to look up something online instead of asking for their help when pertaining to homework. It’s most prevalent in India and China, where there was evidence of an increase in the usage of technology for learning.

Germany is the country least likely to use the internet for finding answers for homework. At 54 percent, it showed that the people surveyed are more cautious about using technology, especially in the classroom. The German government, however, is planning to increase tech adoption in classrooms by pledging to equip more than 40,000 schools with computers.

60 percent of parents admitted that they’ve also looked up for answers online when helping with their kid’s homework, even going as far as pretending to have known the answer all along. About 83 percent have agreed that technology has been beneficial for students so they can perform better in school. 

Despite the positive outlook, 72 percent of parents also said that they are still concerned about their kids being too dependent on technology, with some saying that it may even affect social skills.

The Gen Z and millennial crowd both agreed that technology offered a positive role in their education, with 41 percent saying that it made it easier to read about causes or other social issues.

“There is no doubt that the world of education is being transformed due to smart technology, offering children the opportunity to be adventurous and independent learners, who are empowered to find out the right answers themselves. As with everything, it is important to strike the right balance on and offline, but technology can be a uniting force for families. It is also important to remember that some parents are better equipped to offer children answers on educational subjects than others, especially in different regions across the world,” said Dilip Bhatia, Vice President of User and Customer Experience at Lenovo.

What about you? Has technology improved your education skills? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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