For children who suffer from long term school absence, loneliness and isolation can impact education and social development. Beyond learning, school is the most important social arena in a child's life. It's where relationships are formed, interests are nurtured and experiences help shape us.
AV1 makes sure no classes, break times or conversations with friends are missed.
AV1 is placed on a desk in the classroom, while the child is at home using their device (either a smartphone or tablet). The child can see, hear and be heard in the lesson as AV1 has a camera, microphone and speaker built in. From home, the child controls their AV1, turning its camera to view every corner of the classroom and interact with their teacher and other students.
This enables them to participate as if they were physically present. One of the things that sets AV1 apart from other tools for remote learning, is it can also be carried between classes and outside, so they don’t miss any part of school life. It comes with an integrated 4G sim card, meaning it can be taken out into the playground, on school trips, or even home for birthday parties!
AV1 supports a smooth reintegration back into school. Following a period of absence, students can return feeling more confident in themselves both socially and academically. As a result, AV1 has the ability to improve school attendance rates and showcases the school's commitment towards inclusion.
– Department for Education (DfE), Alternative Provision Innovation Project with 90 AV1s, May 2021
The robots aided reintegration by enabling children and young people to have a consistent link to their classroom and their teacher.
Privacy and safeguarding
We have gone to great lengths to make sure that AV1 is safe and secure in the classroom, for the teacher, the student using it and the students in class.
- Only the child using the avatar knows the password.
- Screenshots are forbidden.
- You cannot record the stream.
- It is clearly visible when AV1 is active.
- AV1 is a secure, end-to-end encrypted, GDPR compliant solution with a high level of privacy.
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