In August, many schools across the country have kicked off the year with the virtual lessons. It also involved children having their first day of classes through a computer screen.
But the photo shared with the social media highlighted the plight of the student who doesn’t have an internet connection. Furthermore, It is raising fear that some students may get left behind academically.
The picture, shared by user Ms_Mamie89, explained that the two girls arrived at the taco bell on Ailsa street in search of an internet connexion.
These two girls were looking for a place with the wifi to do their schoolwork. Subsequently, they sat near Taco Bell to connect to the free Wi-Fi.
The two girls can be seen sitting on the sidewalks. They are working on their laptops as an employee crouches down in front of them.
The faces of the girls in the picture are obscured, but the Salinas City Elementary School District identified the students. Also, just as the picture began to circulate and immediately provided the family with a hotspot. Also, Richard Gebin, public relations officer for the district, told the USA times.
The digital divide is real and delays in receiving needed technology are a statewide concern, Amy Ish, president of the Salinas City School district, said in a statement. We are grateful the state is making technology a priority and look forward to receiving these hotspots in our district. She told the USA times.
More than $130,000 has been raised for a family in California after the picture went viral. Sometimes social media can become a blessing to somebody.