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Parents embrace the digital library for our children

FRASER Coast parents have embraced technology and online learning to help educate their children, according to new research.

Children's technology and brain researcher Dr Kirsty Goodwin said online tools could encourage creativity and prepare children for the workforce.

"Queensland parents should avoid feeling the 'techno-guilt' that comes with monitoring screen time and try to understand what content their kids are consuming online instead of focusing on how many hours they are spending on it," she said.

The nbn Digital parenting report found the internet is essentially the new library with more than half of Queensland parents aware their children were using bandwidth intensive applications to conduct research at home.

Almost half of parents believe their kids are working with others using instant messaging to complete projects and a third believe they are collaborating by video conference.

How do you and your child use the internet to help with school work?  Let us know in the comments below.

Topics:  education, fraser coast, online learning, parents, queensland, technology




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