Bing tapped into their search data and found out what parents like you and I are thinking about as the 2016 school year approaches. Thankfully I have gotten one of my kids through school with his high school graduation this past May. He know works a full time job and is trying to decide what he wants to do. I still have two more to go with my youngest son entering 10th grade and my daughter entering 4th.
Top 5 Concerns of Parents
- The number one topic Bing predicts parents will be concerned with this back to school season is meal planning including developing new ideas for school lunches and packing healthy lunches.
- The price tag associated with the back to school season is a top stressor for parents coming in at number two in Bing’s findings. Based on cost related searches Bing predicts parents will be most focused on the cost of school uniforms and school supplies, including tablets.
- Number three on Bing findings were social issues students may face when going back to school such as peer pressure or bullying.
- After-school care is also top of mind with the number four result showing that parents will be focused on babysitters, after school clubs and after school transportation.
- Quality of education continues to be a hot topic with parents making it no surprise that number five in Bing’ findings point to topics like lack of funding and STEM education as a top stressor. Additionally, Bing is finding that year over year, the most rising trend in education searches include apps for education, online education games for kids and online school options.
No Need to Stress with Microsoft
With all the back to school stress from lunches to quality education Microsoft wants to relieve one of stress. No need to stress about what laptop or tablet to get your child for the back to school season. Depending on if your child is headed off to college or needs something small to do homework with Microsoft has some great products. I’m particularly partial to the Surface Pro 3.
Surface Pro 3
With the new 10-inch Surface 3, get the perfect balance of performance and value. With Windows 8.1 and a free upgrade to Windows 10 (available on July 29!), Surface 3 is compatible with all your favorite software. It comes with a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and OneDrive cloud storage, so you’ll be prepared for college instantly. It also comes with 60 Skype world minutes each month for 12 months, so you’ll always be a just a video-call away from friends and family back home. Pick out a vibrant Type Cover to complete your device – available in five colors: red, bright red, blue, bright blue and black. Starting at $499 (64GB and 2GB RAM; Includes Office 365 Personal), Surface 3 is available at www.microsoftstore.com or at your local Microsoft Retail Store.
Acer Aspire R11 2-in 1
Show and tell like never before on a fun, flexible, Skype Certified 2-in-1 with the utility of Windows – a long-lasting, budget-friendly home run. You’re ready to share or Skype with four modes that adapt to your needs. And it easily connects, projects, and will go all day with 8 hours of battery life. Get all the features you want – touch, versatility, and more – for a price that won’t break your bank.
HP Pavilion 10 x2
An ultra-portable 2-in-1 for students and on the go professionals who want the practicality of Windows and the desire to simplify their life with a single device that transforms from tablet to laptop. The device is available in Blizzard White, Violet Purple, or Sunset Red.
It is never to late to start planning for back to school!