Contradicting the image of the boy computer geek plugged into World of Warcraft, a new study says that girls are more likely to use home technology than boys.
94% of girls studied said they used a computer or laptop at home, while only 88% of boys did. Interestingly, both boys and girls preferred to turn to their moms for tech help — 50% of kids said they asked their mothers for such assistance, while only 22% asked dads. Parents take note: 40% of kids said they wanted their parents to be more involved with their technology use. My mom used to keep me busy at grown-up parties by giving me broken electronic equipment to take apart (I remember one mouse particularly fondly). Were you a techie kid? Are you raising one? [ScienceDaily]