Most Brit parents favour digital updates from school on kids' performance

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London, September 13 : Most Brit parents prefer to be informed about their children's performance through digital sources such as text or e-mails, says a new survey.

One in 12 of the 1,493 parents, questioned for the poll conducted by the government education technology agency, Becta, confirmed that the schools used such means to keep them posted.

Yet, 68 percent of the parents required the schools to employ such techniques, especially when many already checked their financial statements online or by phone.

Practically, three-quarters of parents examined, said that they reviewed their bank statements via telephone or the Internet, at least once a month.

An amazing 8 out of 10 would like to know more about their child's progress.

Though it was just 15 percent that were told about the development of their child once a month, it was around 85 percent who were kept posted four times a year.

"Using a variety of digital platforms, such as the internet and text, will enable schools and parents to have a greater collaborative relationship, which can only benefit each child," BBC quoted Tanya Byron, clinical psychologist and TV parenting expert, as saying.

It was further added by Niel McLean, from Becta's Next Generation Learning Campaign, that a child's accomplishments depended largely on the involvement of the parents.

McLean said: "Yet it appears parents and schools are not talking as much, or as a frequently, as parents would like. Using technology, there are many ways to increase the frequency and quality of contact parents have with schools. "

ANI

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