More Than 1m UK Children Without "home access to computer"

More than a million schoolchildren in the UK don't have access to a computer at home, according to new research conducted by charity organisation E-Learning Foundation.

The research also found that a further 2 million children had no access to a basic internet connection where they live.

E-Learning Foundation claims that children from poor families in the UK are two-and-a-half times less likely to have internet access at home than their richer counterparts.

This lack of access to technology could seriously hamper the educational development of children from poorer backgrounds. The government failed to comment on the findings of the study.

Valerie Thompson, the CEO of E-Learning Foundation told BBC News that “With so many children swamped with gifts from family and friends over the Christmas period it is important we reflect on the fact that millions of children live in poverty in this country.”