Some 25 percent of Hungarian parents had to buy new devices to help their children’s continued education, information flow and communication during the spring phase of the coronavirus epidemic, a recent survey conducted by Ipsos Instant Research and released on Monday said.
They spent on the new devices 125,000 forints (EUR 362) on average, a representative survey commissioned by Budapest Bank showed.
Close to two-thirds of parents bought accessories for an average 32,000 forints, it said.
Half of the students used as a primary choice a laptop, one-fourth a desk PC, 14 percent a mobile phone and around 10 percent a tablet for learning.
The secondary choice was a mobile phone for 64 percent.
Teachers and students communicated through Facebook Messenger (54 percent), Hungarian app Kréta (54 percent), via e-mail (also 54 percent) and in various Facebook groups, said the survey.
Ipsos conducted the survey on a sample of 500 among adults older than 18.
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