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Box 7 Verbatim extract that substantiate mobile phone device ownership

From: Unsung voices of technology in school education-findings using the constructivist grounded theory approach

RP2 [“My mother has a smartphone; I have used it to play games.”]
RP3 [“My father has a phone. With phone I attended an online class for 1 h in the morning during pandemic.”]
RP4 [“I don’t have a phone. Sometimes I have seen my fathers”]
RP7 [“My father has a mobile. I have seen cartoons sometimes in it, but I have not used it to study.”]
RP11 “I don’t have a phone of my own. I use my mother’s”
RP12 “No, I don’t have my own mobile. I have an iPad”
RP14 “No, I don’t have a mobile of my own”
Children in the sample do not personally own the mobile device while in school
Usually, it belongs to a family elder and shared with the child. However, children from privileged families had alternate ICT devices personally owned by them like a laptop or an iPad that they could use at their disposal
  1. The Memo text recorded by the Authors during the research are highlighted in Bold
  2. [] The translated verbatim extracts are enclosed in square brackets