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Broadband 'benefits a child's education'

Wednesday, March 31st 2010
A fast broadband connection provides better value for money for a child's education than a personal tutor, a parenting expert has said.
Broadband 'benefits a child's education'
Home broadband can be an invaluable addition to a child's education, an expert has suggested.

The internet offers "infinite" opportunities as a learning tool, according to Anne Coates, founder of Parenting Without Tears and a spokesperson for Avonline.

She believes that using the web with your child can be "a more viable and cost-effective" method of supporting their education than paying for a private tutor.

The expert stressed that, as with everything in life, children should be guided through the internet gradually by a parent or guardian in order to get the most out of it.

"Parents need to take responsibility for teaching their children how to use resources like the internet," she remarked.

Ms Coates was speaking after a new survey from Avonline revealed that nearly half of British parents said a fast broadband internet connection offers better value for money for children's learning than a personal tutor.

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