Thousands of first class students from less wealthy families get smartphones
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Thousands of Hague first class students from less wealthy families get free smartphones with access to the internet.
The first phone on Monday handed out by state secretary Jetta level of client (Social Affairs and Employment).
With the smartphones these people can among other things find information about their school. Homework and class schedules would now often via smartphones are shared, allowing children to be without a phone for information to miss.
The project must also ensure that the young people are not socially isolated, they said the initiators. Many classmates keep using phones to contact each other.
The distribution of the phones, children are first educated about the risks of smartphones in, for example, sexting, or use in the traffic.
The mobile subscriptions can not be used to make international calls. In addition, paid SMS services blocked, so the first graders no expensive subscription fees.
T-Mobile and Samsung
The smartphoneproject is a collaboration of the Hague Kindpakket of the municipality of The Hague, Schooling Den Haag, the Ministry of Social Affairs, T-Mobile and Samsung.
Techfabrikant Samsung brings to the initiative of the phones young people use. The machines are provided with a subscription of T-Mobile.