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Parents upset with requirements to buy tablets and laptops for primary school children
Posted by: Susan Einhorn
Parents at some Victorian public primary schools are being asked to buy their children tablets or laptops as part of Bring Your Own Device policies.

But many have raised concerns around the cost involved and the safety of the devices in the hands of primary school-aged children.

Each school has a level of autonomy when it comes to device requirements and how they are acquired; some schools opt to provide devices and ask parents to pay an annual levy.

However for Carol, a parent of three children attending a primary school in Greensborough in north-east Melbourne, that was not an option.

She has had to buy an iPad Air 2 for her 10-year-old son, Red — the total cost with the required apps was well over $700.
Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-16/bring-your-own-device-requirements-for-primary-schools-debate/8184520 | Published: January 15th, 2017

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