Internet access

"Left behind" ( NZ Herald , May 15) reports on a survey performed by a company that connects schools to internet services via their "secure" network. Their own survey shows lower home internet access in our poorest schools. But research from Australia shows that tablets are eroding digital skills. International research shows that children from lower socioeconomic groups have far more screen use, and when given internet access for learning at home, parents are less able to provide supervision and their recreational screen time further increases.
Expert discussion in the Herald has noted that there are significant concerns

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