A CATSHILL education consultant is carrying out a national survey looking at children’s Internet use at home.
Brett Laniosh from Catshill Learning Partnerships is urging all schools across the UK to take part in the poll as the results will provide valuable information to schools on the range of hardware being used by young people.
Brett said: “We know children are using a wide range of technology to get online at home including games consoles, tablets and even their parents’ smart phones.
“This will be a chance for schools to find out what devices their pupils are using and then compare their results alongside the national average when the results are published in time for Safer Internet Day in February 2017.”
Schools will also be asked to collect information about the ‘Internet of things’ as it may well be that internet fridges, kettles or even dog collars are being used at home
The National Internet of Things survey is supported by education technology association Naace.
Once signed up, schools will be sent a survey form that will be completed in each class during the Autumn 2016 term.
Each class will be shown a number of devices and pupils will be asked which they use at home. No personal information will be collected, only the number of devices used.
Once each class has carried out the survey, schools return the completed form.
Schools can visit http://www.catshill.com/pupil-internet-use to sign up.
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