It might purely be confirmation of what many mom and dads have already known for a while, but new research on Thursday showed that kids and teenagers have more confidence and knowledge of communications technology than adults.
The research by U.K. communications regulator Ofcom said that a "millennium generation" of 14- and 15-year olds are the most technology-savvy in the U.K. It also states that six-year olds claim to have the same understanding of communications technology as 45-year olds.
The study compiles answers from nearly 2,000 adults and 800 children and calculates an individual's "digital quotient' score, or DQ. More than 60 percent of people aged 55 and over have a below average DQ score, it said. Six-year olds have a score of 98, 15-year olds have a score of 113 and 45-year olds have a score of 96.