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Ben, 16, England

The major draw, the major use of technology today is communication. I think communication between pupils - I mean with Facebook and MySpace and various things like that - theres loads of communication but not really in an academic setting. I think if schools on school websites hosted some kind of easy forum for pupils to discuss matters and to learn from each other - which is pretty much the best kind of learning - I think that would be a wonderful thing. Chat technologies like IRC which has been around for years, you can use things like that to connect people and to get people responses quickly. It's difficult to get a block on abuse obviously but I think that's a problem that can be overcome. I mean those are the same kind of problems you get in every social situation.

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