A third of Britain’s poorest pupils ‘without internet at home’

More than a third of the poorest children do not have the internet at home and a similar number do not have a computer, official figures suggest.A new breakdown of Office of National Statistics (ONS) data also showed that children from the wealthiest homes all had internet and computer access.Campaigners say this ‘digital divide’ can harm poor pupils’ education.Valerie Thompson of the E-Learning Foundation says children without home internet “lose out big time”.

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