As the Coronavirus pandemic forces us to stay at home, social inequalities are exposed and accelerated. Children and young people learning from home and accessing online lessons and resources don’t always have access to the digital resources to do so.

It is estimated that since April, children who did not have access to remote learning devices during the lockdown period, fell behind in their studies by 6 months, compared to those who had access to a device.

This has come to be known as the ‘Digital Divide’.

By making sure young people have access to appropriate devices for their home learning, we can help close the gap between disadvantaged young people and their peers.

WHAT NEXT? HOW TO HELP

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