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March 22, 2024

Good Things Foundation sets minimum digital living standard for families

  • Good Things Foundation, a digital inclusion charity, has released a minimum digital living standard for UK households with children.
  • The research surveyed over 1,500 households, uncovering family needs and barriers to digital access.
  • The report emphasises the importance of digital access in family life and identifies poverty as a significant obstacle to meeting this standard.
  • It reveals that over 40% of households with children do not have parents with the skills to ensure digital safety.
  • For the full report, please click here.
  • For more on this story, please visit the UK Authority website.

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Former Sutton school teacher charged with online child sex offences

  • A former school teacher from Sutton has been charged with 11 online child sex offences.
  • The investigation was prompted following concerns about the welfare of a child and concerns about possible sexual exploitation.
  • The former teacher has been charged with offences including sexual communication with a child, attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity, making indecent images of a child and attempting to meet a girl under 16 years following grooming.
  • The charges relate to a period between December and February this year.
  • For more, please visit the Yahoo News website.

Pupils in Wales perform only as well as disadvantaged children in England – IFS

  • The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has discovered that despite similar education spending per pupil, students in Wales are only performing at the level of disadvantaged children in England.
  • The lower attainment in Wales cannot be solely attributed to higher levels of poverty, as there are regions in England with comparable or greater poverty rates where students perform better.
  • The IFS recommends that the Welsh government reevaluate recent curriculum changes and halt planned GCSE alterations.
  • However, the Welsh government plans to proceed with GCSE reforms, attributing the decline in educational attainment to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For more, please visit the Guardian’s website.