Almost 2m British children have no home internet access

Plus: Over 1m kids have no home computer

A report has revealed that many children are without basic technology that a lot of us take for granted.

More than a million British children have no access to computers at home.

According to a new report, over a million British school children do not have home computer access, and the Department of Education has so far not commented on the matter.

Schoolchildren nowadays increasingly use computers for projects and homework, so lack of computer access could have an impact on their education.

In addition to this, the E-Learning Foundation charity claims that almost two million children are unable to connect to the Internet from home. Children from poorest families in the UK are 2.5 times less likely to have internet access at home compared to children from better-off families, making them disadvantaged in the technology and educational scale as well.

The E-Learning Foundation charity's aim is to ensure that every British school-going child has access to a computer and the internet from home.

The E-Learning Foundation's chief executive, Valerie Thompson, said, "For those at school, this translates into very tangible disadvantages when it comes to completing homework, researching topics, independent learning, and communicating with teachers and classmates on the school learning platform."

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Via: TechRadar