CLOSE THE DIGITAL GAP
Teach Digital Literacy
The digital gap is widening as technology outpaces our ability to adapt.
The digital divide, or digital gap, is a term that refers to the challenges faced by those who lack access or understanding of digital technology. This technology can include the telephone, television, personal computers, and the Internet.
According to Pew Research, populations most at risk of having a lack of access or understanding of technology are often based on the following factors:
- Community Type
- Disability and Language Preference
Privacy Protection and Confidence Need Improvement
Access to technology isn’t the only issue. Digital Readiness means having confidence in your use and understanding of the digital world.
Privacy protection skills, trust, and confidence simply aren’t where they need to be.
60% say the statement "I find it difficult to know whether the information I find online is trustworthy." describes them "very well" or "somewhat" well.
46% say the statement "When I get a new electronic device, I usually need someone else to set it up or show me how to use it" describes them "very well" or "somewhat well"
14% of internet users are NOT CONFIDENT of their ability to do things online.