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# Students can enter this virtual classroom through  a web address  
 
# Students can enter this virtual classroom through  a web address  
 
Student sensitization on aware/careful use of the Internet/Web needs to be one element of this component. Students are vulnerable to cybercrime / cyberbullying and access to sites that can compromise their wellbeing and a shared understanding of the 'dos' and don'ts' of the cyber world will be required to be shared with students and parents.
 
Student sensitization on aware/careful use of the Internet/Web needs to be one element of this component. Students are vulnerable to cybercrime / cyberbullying and access to sites that can compromise their wellbeing and a shared understanding of the 'dos' and don'ts' of the cyber world will be required to be shared with students and parents.
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==== Visits to community spaces for interactions with students ====
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Vidyagama suggests teachers can, with help of parents and community members, identify community spaces in habitations where many students may be staying, and organize interactions on a periodic/regular basis to support learning. Face to face interactions will be invaluable for supporting learning. Such visits are also especially useful for students who may not be part of digital and online learning possibilities.
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While community spaces will need to be identified, the school itself is the first choice for such a community space - as it would score high on student safety as well as hygiene. Limited school opening with adequate safeguards is an option to be explored, considering factors such as
    
=== School support system ===
 
=== School support system ===
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# medicine kit, including thermal scanners/thermometers, analgesics etc.
 
# medicine kit, including thermal scanners/thermometers, analgesics etc.
 
While schools can and should try to raise some funds from local charities, community organizations, parent groups etc. there is likely to be a need for additional budgetary support to the SDMCs from the state government/ education department. Such an ad-hoc school grant will need to consider the school strength as well as its location.
 
While schools can and should try to raise some funds from local charities, community organizations, parent groups etc. there is likely to be a need for additional budgetary support to the SDMCs from the state government/ education department. Such an ad-hoc school grant will need to consider the school strength as well as its location.
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==== Public digital infrastructure ====
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The government must ensure adequate availability of digital infrastructure and see such infrastructure as an essential public utility, on the lines of public schools or health centers. The government must prioritize investing in public digital infrastructure, ensuring available and working digital labs in high and higher primary schools and Television and Radio sets in all schools, and make these accessible for students and teachers. Further, efforts must be made to converge the digital infrastructure at the community level, with the panchayat, local knowledge centers, schools as well as other community spaces. Rural and remote habitations must be given priority for developing digital infrastructure. Inequitable access to digital infrastructure needs to be addressed through public investments, on priority.
    
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