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Students Who Can't Use Internet

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by clarancebulford, May 29, 2020.

  1. clarancebulford

    clarancebulford New commenter

    How common is it for you to have students who are not permitted to use the internet? How about not permitted to have a school-provided device?

    This year I've had some parents who do not allow their child to use the internet or will not allow their child to have a school-provided Chromebook. They all did eventually permit the use of internet and Chromebooks at school with direct supervision, but they did not allow the devices to be taken home

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    That proved to be an issue when we were doing online instruction since those kids were doing modified paper copies of the work.

    Is this something that you see very often?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 29, 2020
  2. lunarita

    lunarita Senior commenter

    That's a helpful bit of moderation TES. Well done on that one.
  3. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    WE sent text books to children who could not use the internet. Its not unusual to refuse a school provided device. I certainly have for my children. I don't want to be responsible for expensive equipment in a dubious condition, and certainly could not afford to replace chromebooks if they were dropped, left on the bus, or just stopped working and we got the blame
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    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    It's worth remembering that some parents don't actually want to help the school or their children and will place barriers for us teachers to jump over. I've had parents complain about the ' expense ' of wifi when the family all had smartphones and watched non terrestrial programmes on TV.
  5. jonhgaarg

    jonhgaarg New commenter

    This is strange, do they really not understand that all this is necessary for the comfortable educational process of their children?

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