the hague - Students are insufficiently prepared for life and work in a digital society, the Education Council concludes in a Tuesday published research.
According to the advisory body, Dutch education is threatening to anticipate the rapid technological developments. 'It calls for efforts from government, schools and publishers of digital learning tools to ensure that current education takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by digitalization,' the board proposes. Educational institutions need to be more closely involved in digital developments.
At the same time, the Education Council warns of possible negative effects on memory and concentration of frequent use of digital applications. Also warns the board of harmful physical and psychological consequences of frequent internet usage, such as neck pain, cyberbullying and youth feelings when they are offline.