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High-tech children can't tell the time

Today's primary school children are better at working computers than telling the time or tying their shoelaces, a survey suggests.

Almost nine out of 10 (86pc) five to seven-year-olds can operate a computer, with 97pc able to play a computer game, according to a poll.

But just over half (56pc) can tell the time, while less than a third (32pc) can tie their own shoelaces, it found.


Under two-thirds (60pc) can ride a two-wheeled bike.

The Kelkoo poll questioned 1,057 parents about their children's use of technology.

The results show almost half of parents (47pc) say their child has access to internet devices.

More than one in five (21pc) admit they never use the parental controls on these gadgets. About one in 12 (8pc) say they never research whether the items they buy are age appropriate.