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School helps parents out of the digital dark age

PUBLISHED: 13:50 16 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:50 16 June 2015

Children from Valley Primary School in Bromley

Children from Valley Primary School in Bromley

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Parents learn how to help kids stay safe online

A Bromley primary school is one of the first in the country to work on a new project to help parents keep up with their kids’ computing knowledge.

Valley Primary School, in Beckenham Lane, has been helping parents to get involved in what their children are studying through a quiz, presentations, lesson plans and workbooks.

In a study of 1,000 parents in the UK, commissioned by mobile phone company Vodafone, 63 per cent of parents said they thought the rate at which technology was developing was widening the generation gap and changing the way their children communicated with them.

Oliver Sparrow, the school’s network manager, said: “Teaching children how to keep safe online is everyone’s responsibility, and this project helped parents find out more about how their children spend their time online.”

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