Primary school pupils should NOT have smartphones or unlimited internet access, head of Ofsted tells parents
- Ofsted’s boss was ‘not comfortable’ with children having internet access
- Children owning smartphones was also a concern raised by Amanda Spielman
- Her thoughts come at a time when the Online Safety Bill is being hotly debated
- Yet the ASCL have called for huge changes to the Ofsted inspection system
Ofsted’s boss suggested that children should not have unrestricted internet access or smartphones at a young age.
The watchdog’s chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, expressed her surprisal on hearing that primary and early secondary school children sometimes own mobile phones.
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