17 Sep, 2015

Tech tasks replace household chores as parents pay kids £20 per job

The Telegraph | Lauren Davidson | 16 Sep 2015

Giving a child pocket money to buy sweets as a reward for doing household chores is a thing of the past.

Doing the dishes has been replaced with iPod duty, according to research from Barclays, which has released a mobile banking app for 11 to 15-year-olds.

Half of UK parents ask their children to help out with digital chores in return for pocket money, such as setting up a new mobile phone, uploading photos to social media, recording TV shows and even creating an online dating profile.

A third of children were also paid to help their grandparents with technology, the survey of 2,000 people found.