Wednesday, September 5, 2012

One in four Japanese want PCs or tablets for infants

1,083 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire between the 20th and 22nd of August 2012 . The sample were 52.7% male, 16.3% in their teens, 17.7% in their twenties, 21.1% in their thirties, 16.1% in their forties, 16.1% in their fifties, and 12.7% aged sixty or older.

Although it may be possible to use IT equipment usefully in infant lessons and in homes with pre-school children, I worry that it just becomes a pacifier for the kids, and that by not using their hands to make tangible things they will be missing out on an important part of their development.

Research results

Q1: Do you think that infant education using PCs, tablets, etc is necessary? (Sample size=1,083)

Yes (to SQs) 23.7%
No, don’t know 76.3%

Q1SQ1: Do you think that parents should also actively create opportunities for infants to use PCs, tablets, etc at home? (Sample size=257)

Yes 80.5%
No 7.4%
Don’t know 12.1%

Q1SQ2: What kind of lessons should PCs, tablets, etc be used at? (Sample size=257, multiple answer)

Votes Percentage
Creative (music making, drawing, etc) 187 72.8%
English lessons 130 50.6%
How to use lessons 124 48.2%
Arithmetic lessons 97 37.7%
Communication 96 37.4%
Moral education 79 30.7%
Other 2 0.8%

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