More and more schools are embracing the use of tablets and smartphones in the classroom.


Technology journalist Jennifer Jolly says, a lot of schools have a BYOD policy -- Bring Your Own Device -- so it's important to know exactly what programs your children will need before you select the right hardware.


Jolly says, in a lot of cases, it is up to the parents to provide the necessary gadgets.


Jolly says that is causing stress for adults.


Fifty-five percent of parents surveyed are worried about being able to afford what their kids need.


She says just before back-to-school week is a great time to get the best deals on gadgets you may be looking to buy.