Most parents believe the Internet is important to their child's education, research shows.

Research from Telewest Broadband shows that over 90 per cent of parents with access to the Internet say the Net aids education. It also found that half of the 1,000 Internet users questioned believe that their ISP should provide educational tools such as online tutorials, content, guides, reviews and links.

As a result Telewest has launched a new education channel on its Web site.

This learning zone offers advice on homework, a dictionary, encyclopaedia and calculator, as well as online guides focusing on topics such as revising and exam techniques.

Telewest Broadband director of Internet Chad Raube said: "The new learning zone aims to create a positive environment where both children and parents can discover the many educational tools and applications on offer via the Web."