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Do you still doubt the interest of children in technology? Companies, they do not doubt it and more and more products are intended for toddlers. The next generation will be more connected than ever!

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Do you still doubt the interest of children in technology? Companies, they do not doubt it and more and more products are intended for toddlers. The next generation will be more connected than ever!

A study carried out last year by the antivirus publisher AVG among 2,200 mothers of children aged 2 to 5 in a dozen countries reveals surprising statistics. Nearly 70 %s can use a mouse, 58 %s can play simple computer games, and 28 %s can make a call on a cell phone.

Recently, the daily La Presse reported a significant increase in the number of American children playing video games, especially those available online. The strongest growth was recorded in children under 5 years old! About 90 percent of Canadian kids ages 6 to 12 play video games, according to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada. Role-playing games are the most popular among girls, and racing games top the list among boys.

Not surprisingly, then, that child-friendly devices are also emerging. For example, Toshiba this month launched a laptop specially designed for young users. The French company VideoJet has launched a digital tablet for children aged 6 to 12, the Kids PAD.

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Nathalie Côté
Nathalie Cote
Nathalie is a journalist. His favorite themes are family, education, health, consumption, the environment and social phenomena. She contributes in particular to the newspaper La Presse.

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