Social challenges

Student access to a computer at home

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While schools are closed in many countries during the pandemic, learning isn’t on hold: for many, it has moved on line. To access digital learning, however, students need access to a home computer or digital device. Not all students have such access, especially those from disadvantaged schools, and in many homes devices may need to be shared among parents and siblings. This could widen already existing learning gaps among students, with the most disadvantaged at greatest risk of falling behind. See: Coronavirus special edition: Back to school