China bans children from using mobile phones at school

In an apparent knee-jerk reaction to rising health in children concerns, the Ministry of Education of the Chinese government has recently banned children from using their mobile phones while in school: a situation similar to France. From now on written parental consent will be required. This action has been prompted by the increasing allegations of…

Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow

The US has recently been showing a rather uglier side to its image of the bastion of democracy and home of the brave. Political issues aside, its handling of the pandemic has not been good. In this recent article from the NYTimes it is asserted that “remote learning is a disaster, especially for disadvantaged students”. …

Making digital schooling work for all children

Digital transformation was, until 12 months ago, a buzzword that IT consultancies bandied about in a bid to sell high value projects and drag sectors kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. But all this has changed. According to McKinsey in the pandemic, “consumers have moved dramatically toward online channels, and companies and industries have…