Mastering computers easier than riding a bike for kids, survey finds

Children five years old and younger are acquiring at least some computer skills at rates higher than they pick up more traditional childhood activities like swimming and bike riding, a survey says.

According to a survey of 2,200 mothers in 10 countries, 69% of children ages two to five can operate a computer mouse, and 28% can make a mobile phone call.



The survey by security firm AVG says 25% can open a Web browser and 19% can use a Web app of some sort.

Among the same kids, 77% complete jigsaw puzzles, 52% ride bikes, 20% swim and 11% tie their shoes, AVG says.