March 20, 2013
How grandparents are being replaced by Google
Grandparents are being replaced by the internet as rising numbers of children ignore family advice for answers online instead, a new survey has found.
Researchers found that older generations are being replaced by Google, Wikipedia and YouTube, with their grandchildren not asking them basic questions that they can look up themselves.
According to the survey, fewer than one in four grandparents say they have been asked for advice on basic domestic chores such as washing clothes, learning to cook a family recipe or sewing a button.
Only a third of those surveyed said they had been asked "what was it like when you were young?".
And 96 per cent said they asked far more questions of their grandparents when they were young.