Or at least they should be. On Monday morning there were numerous reports of technical issues. A likely cause was the sheer volume of parents and children trying to log on to the platforms at the same time.
Some schools even reported that their systems had crashed altogether or that their systems were still working but were very slow or kept stalling. Elsewhere, systems were working as they should have been.
It is not yet known how extensive the issues have been and how many youngster have been unable to receive online lessons.