Do you know a geek dad or are you married to one? I’m proud to say I’m married to one! The Confessions of a Geek Dad survey conducted by Cisco Linksys sought to shed light on the emerging generation of guys fed on technology as children, and is now passing on this passion to their kids.
The survey conducted in December found that…
— Proud to be geeks: Nearly 70% of geek dads consider themselves to be cooler than other dads, with 75% of them attributing it to creating a home their kids’ friends enjoy hanging out at.
— 70% of geek dads say their kids think they’re cool because they’re tech-savvy, and that makes 87% of geek dads proud or humored.
— Tech savviness still comes with some trade-offs: 35% of geek dads say their partners get annoyed when they spend time alone playing with technology, yet 92% say their partners expect them to be the ones to maintain the home tech. (It’s truly a catch-22 in our household!)
— One in five geek dads admit to using technology in secret to avoid being discovered by their wives.
— Redefining quality time with the kids: 71% of geek dads spend more time doing activities with their kids than their fathers did with them. 72% are more excited about teaching kids how to use tech tools than traditional tools, like a hammer or power drill.
Full details of the survey can be found on the infographic below: (click to enlarge)
These statistics are part of a new wave of fathers who are using technology to connect with their families to create fun and memorable traditions and are more confident in their own abilities as parents. I personally wouldn’t want it any other way!