Forget Washing Dishes Or Sweeping Up; Parents Handing Off Online Chores To Kids
from the now-go-book-us-a-vacation dept
For years we’ve seen stories about how kids tend to do tech support for their parents and other adults when it comes to computer related problems. However, a new article frames that story in a different light, suggesting that parents now give their kids “online chores” to do — which can sometimes replace traditional household chores like washing the dishes or doing the laundry. The chores can include just about any online action that parents aren’t entirely comfortable with — from booking flights to setting up parties to getting movie listings. In fact, 14% of kids in the study claimed that they actually helped their parents file their tax returns online. This probably isn’t particularly surprising, but it is representative of how central to family life computing and the internet has become, that using it is considered a chore like sweeping the hallway.