Key Survey Findings:
- Filipino millennial parents prioritize ensuring their children are future-proof
- 70% of Filipinos, the highest among markets surveyed, are willing to spend on extra classes or activities for their children outside of regular school work
- 91% say it is most important for their children to be happy when they grow up
- Parents believe that printed materials are essential to learning
HP Inc. in the Philippines today released findings from the HP New Asian Learning Experience Study. The survey explores how the personalities of parents define their children’s learning to ensure they have the right skills for their future success.
The study also revealed that most Filipino parents are realists. They are aware of the potential obstacles that their children may face in the future. Study also says that they are willing to do whatever they can to ensure that they are prepared. They want their kids to be exposed to the world and develop skills that they can use beyond the classroom.
“The study gives us insights on how learning is evolving and where our innovation can ensure these young learners thrive,” said Pallasena V Viswanath, Managing Director of HP Philippines. “At HP, we are aligned with the parental focus on reinventing learning to create a positive impact on their children.”
Fighting a future of uncertainty
In all countries surveyed, future-proofing children is the greatest concern for all parents. Amid the accelerating inflation in the Philippines, 75% of Filipino millennial parents surveyed say that they worry about the rising cost of living, while 56% are worried about job security for their kids in the future market. This is why Filipino parents really make sure that their children learn a wide range of skills. 70% of these parents, the highest among all markets surveyed, are willing to use a part of their family’s income in for extra classes or activities in order to give their children an advantage over their peers.
When asked about their top priority for their child’s future, the study revealed that Filipino parents only want their children to be happy and feel fulfilled. 93% even say that they like teaching their children because it’s the best time to bond, rather than to control their learning.
Filipino parents want to take advantage of technology alongside traditional learning
The HP New Asian Learning Experience Study also revealed that parents believe printed materials will impact their child’s learning more positively than purely digital learning.
Ultimately, they perceive a mix of both print and digital as most beneficial. Parents feel that printed materials are better used for activities related to art (61%), math (60%), and memorization (50%). Electronic materials, on the other hand, better facilitate learning in music or auditory skills (60%) and art (57%).
HP has a range of innovative printers and personal computers. HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775 and the HP Pavilion x360, for example. Through this, they reinvent learning ensuring that students have the right tools to develop their skills. HP creations aim to help their practical, creative, critical, and inventive learning.
For more information, please visit HP Official Store on Lazada.
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