Research by Tesco that questioned 1000 parents and their children revealed that girls over seven are ahead of boys (who have traditionally been equal with girls at that age and way ahead in older age brackets) when it comes to competency with computers.
Girls proved more competent than boys when it came to searching on Google, editing pictures and social networking. Somewhat paradoxically, another survey by BECTa (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency), of 4000 further education students,
found that only 29% of females felt ‘very confident’ about using IT, compared with 45% of males. Maybe this is just a reflection of women underestimating themselves, as we tend to do, or maybe there are just less women than men out there that feel they have
strong IT skills. Either way, at least it looks like there is a bright future ahead for women in technology with the seven plus female generation steaming ahead!