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With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, millions of children in Britain are struggling to learn remotely, because of a lack of computers, Internet or quiet room to study.
The Selangor government launched an e-learning platform, joining a variety of options trying to keep students learning during the pandemic.
A painting of a woman using an iPad, a vase depicting children dreaming of computers – both historical objects with a contemporary twist highlighting the world’s growing digital divide during the coronavirus pandemic.
Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the Internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the “perfect storm” driving a spike in online child sex abuse around the world, activists and police say.
Two thirds of school-age children worldwide have no Internet at home, a UN report found Dec 1, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.
Experts cited lack of parental supervision and awareness of potential dangers on the Internet as some reasons why children become victims of online sexual exploitation.
As Covid-19 restrictions force students to take remote exams, universities around the world are relying on proctoring software like Examplify. But many students are wary of the technology, including mass data collection and bias in facial recognition.
Armed with tablets, dozens of indigenous and Venezuelan migrant children in Colombia’s northern desert region are learning at home while the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools shut.
Reliance Industries Ltd has asked local suppliers to ramp up production capacity in India so they can make as many as 200 million smartphones over the next two years, according to people familiar with the matter, a potentially enormous boost for the country’s technology ambitions and a warning shot to rivals such as Xiaomi Corp.
If not for the incident that went viral involving Universiti Malaysia Sabah student Veveonah Mosibin, who was forced to climb a tree to get an Internet connection to sit for an online examination, most people would have remained blissfully unaware that not all Malaysians enjoy high-speed Internet access.