Millions of parents are being left in the dark by their super-geek kids using school curriculum words like ‘algorithm’, according to new research.
A study of 1,000 parents of children aged three to eight show two thirds didn’t realise their little ones were learning coding at school or nursery.
Many admit being staggered to hear the youngsters babbling on about ‘hyperlinks’, ‘pop-ups’ and ‘downloads’.
‘Password’, ‘software’ and ‘icons’ are also coding words taught in class now used by the nation’s youngsters.
While seven in 10 parents surveyed by toy company Fisher-Price have heard their children saying words like ‘bug’, ‘cookie’ and ‘algorithm’.
But while most parents have some knowledge of computers, a quarter admit they would be out of their depth when it comes to helping with homework related to computer coding they are now learning in school.
More than half of parents polled admit that if their child did bring work home from school on coding they would just leave them to it, with 74 per cent wishing they understood more.
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