Many parents struggle to understand the technology used in classrooms, hindering their ability to support their children's learning, according to new research.
A survey by John Lewis has found 41% of parents do not feel comfortable with the technology being used to help their children learn, though 69% do think it has a positive effect.
The retailer has been running technology clinics with parents and teachers to try and bring those who didn't grow up with smartphones and tablets up to speed with those who have.
By understanding how devices are used in the classroom, John Lewis hopes the 67% of parents willing to invest in technology for their children will be able to make better informed decisions.
"Buying the wrong product might not aid your child's progress at school," Matt Leeser, head of buying for communications technology at John Lewis, warned.
More top news
Northern and eastern areas will see a touch of frost at first, but most places will see sunshine.
The prince will meet the country's indigenous people on the penultimate day of his tour of the West Indies.
The University of Colorado said it is also terminating Dr Michelle Herren's non-paid medical faculty appointment.