UN: Two thirds of school-age kids without Internet access


A report warned that even in homes with an Internet connection, children may not actually be able to get online. — Christopher Futcher/Istock.com/AFP

GENEVA: 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.

In all, an estimated 1.3 billion children between the ages of three and 17 do not have Internet connections in their homes, said the joint report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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