Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP opened BETT 2016 exhibition in London with a speech about the importance of technology in our everyday lives, especially in the lives of children, and specifically around the importance of having confidence in children and their use of technology. Citing FamilyFirst, created by Groupcall, as a ‘fantastic example of how we can take technology we are already using and combine it with clever software’.
“So there are plenty of ways in which we see access to technology improving the running of schools as well as educational outcomes. But it isn’t just access our children need. They need that access to be safe and appropriate too.
And we want parents to have confidence in the way their children are using technology. There are excellent examples at the moment such as the Family First app by Group Call. It uses GPS in mobile phones to help parents keep track of their children’s whereabouts, allowing them to check that they have arrived safely to school, alerting them if they stray from their usual schedule.
As a parent I think Family First is fantastic example of how we can take technology we are already using and combine it with clever software to make something that really works.”
Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, speaking at BETT 2016, London Excel
The full speech can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NM1xPqiM0w