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School children's access to online learning

EDM (Early Day Motion) 550: tabled on 03 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that teachers are working hard to ensure that children are sufficiently supplied with resources for home learning; notes that a large majority of these resources are online; is concerned that school children from disadvantaged social-economic backgrounds may not have access to computers, laptops, tablets or broadband; notes that pre-existing inequalities in access to educational resources have been exasperated due to this digital divide; acknowledges the current Government scheme which provides care leavers, children and young people aged 0 to 19 with a social worker and disadvantaged year 10 pupils with digital devices, and care leavers, young people aged 11 to 19 with a social worker and disadvantaged year 10 pupils with internet access provided through 4G hotspot devices; notes that this scheme does not go far enough; applauds the Welsh Government which is providing all school pupils that do not have their own internet-connected devices with school laptops and 4G mobile wifi; and calls on the Government to provide all school children across the UK who receive free school meals and any others in need with a laptop or tablet and broadband.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.