Internet access for refugee kids supports their human rights
In Bringing the school to kids: The importance of the Internet in times of conflict, author Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director of Global Internet Policy at the Internet Society underlines the importance of Internet access for the exercise of our human rights. While this is not normally highlighted as a priority for refugee children, Bommelaer explains its particular value in her comments about Mobile Learning Week. She points out that Internet access ‘is a fundamental part of the solution’ to maintaining educational continuity in the midst of displacement and other challenges in the aftermath of war, violence, conflict, and other crises. It is indispensable to support digital literacy for education ‘because education ensures that a generation displaced from its home is not also displaced from its future’.