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IBM Offers Help For Parents, Teachers On The Web

Posted December 14, 2001 1:39 a.m. EST

— These days, many children know more a lot more about computers and the Internet than their parents.

IBM has launched a new Web site that helps adults better understand computers, so they can help their children.


KidSmart Guide to Early Learning and Development

was designed for parents and teachers to learn the best ways to deal with children and computers.

The site provides sections for integrating technology in the home, creative learning and suggests ways to provide access to computers for all children, regardless of gender, cultural background, and physical or learning disabilities.

Parents who checked out the site found it to be educational, colorful and user-friendly.

Marie Morgan was anxious to learn about KidSmart. Her 2-year-old daughter, Mia, is already fascinated with computers.

"As a parent, it helps me see how I can better develop her," she said.

In January, the information on the Web site will be available in five languages.