Two million UK schoolkids live web free

Research conducted by a charity organisation has revealed that more than two million school children in the UK don't have Internet access at home.

The E-Learning Foundation says that over a million children have no access to a computer at home, and more than two million don't have access to an Internet connection.

The charirty says many of the UK's poorest children face being severely educationally disadvantaged by their lack of access to the web.

Valerie Thompson, the CEO of the E-Learning Foundation told BBC News: "It is important we reflect on the fact that millions of children live in poverty in this country."

"For those at school, this translates into very tangible disadvantages when it comes to completing homework, researching topics, independent learning, and communicating with teachers and classmates on the school learning platform.

According to the charity, kids from the lowest income households are two and a half times less likely to have the Internet at home than those in the wealthiest

"Without the use of a computer and the ability to go online at home the attainment gap that characterises children from low-income families is simply going to get worse," Thompson said.