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Pupils' technology reports

Technology stories were high on the news agenda for School Report News Day 2009. Here are the highlights.

Students pay for their school dinners using their fingerprints

School Reporters from the Derby High School in Bury show how a biometric fingerprint system is used by pupils to purchase school dinners. The system eliminates potential discrimination against pupils claiming free dinners, as all meals are paid for using this system.

How technology has changed the way we learn

Students from the Dukeries College in Ollerton investigate how technology has changed the way we learn over the last 30 years.


A school in Northumberland is encouraging pupils to take their games consoles into school. Liam, a student at Bedlingtonshire Community High School, investigates whether games consoles can have a place in the classroom.

Are war games realistic?


Students at Hounsdown Secondary School in Southampton asked soldiers at Aldershot barracks if war games on the computer were realistic.

18 Certificate video game

Students at Weston Favell School in Northampton investigate the age ratings on films and video games. Sam and Devante interviewed Sue Clarke from the British Board of Film Classification.


A student from Ashfield Girls' High School in Belfast shares her personal experience of cyber bullying and her classmates find out more about the issue.

The dangers of bluetooth

Mobile phone

School Reporters from the Bankfield School in Widnes, Cheshire, investigated whether bluetooth on mobile phones could be used to bully school children.

'I'm in class - ring me, teacher'

Children using mobile phones

Alex and Charlotte from Westhoughton High School in Bolton wanted investigated cyber-bullying. They interviewed one boy who'd experienced received threatening text messages on his mobile phone.

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