With the school holidays now over, and back to school now the new reality, at least in Australia where the COVID-19 threat is almost non-existent, a whole stack of kids will be getting their first smartphone - but what should you know before you give them one?
No, a computer, tablet or smartphone isn't part of the CHOICE back-to-school essentials list, but instead, good old fashioned things like HB and coloured pencils, pencil sharpeners, ballpoint and coloured pens, glue sticks, exercise books and more, with Officeworks the clear price winner at less than $22.
Parents all too often buy the wrong device when providing a computer for their student children. It is not just a question of Windows, Android, Chrome, OS X, iOS or the various form factors (if they understand those terms) but the curriculum and student’s needs.
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