At Christmas ever popular on Santa’s wish list are electronic gadgets. Even for children. According to a survey conducted by the Gadget Show live, the first gadget a child gets is probably a games console, by the age of seven years and seven months.
(The last they receive is likely to be a mobile – with which they will be texting their friends by the time they are nine years and three months.
In between, they will get their first digital camera at eight years six months, a TV in their bedroom two months later and an MP3 player at eight years and nine months. They’ll flip open their first laptop at eight years and ten months.
At an even younger age we give them toy replicas of these gadgets, even working examples, aimed at children. The future is going to be very interesting as our digital age generation comes of age.)