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Digital inequalities amongst digital natives

Helsper, Ellen ORCID: 0000-0002-0852-2853 (2020) Digital inequalities amongst digital natives. In: Green, Lelia, Holloway, Donell, Stevenson, Kylie, Leaver, Tama and Haddon, Leslie, (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children. Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 435 - 448. ISBN 9781138544345

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Identification Number: 10.4324/9781351004107-41


Young people still encounter obstacles to participation in digital societies. Analyses of internationally comparative datasets show that inequalities exist in access, skills, digital media use, and the positive and negative outcomes achieved from this. Socio-economic disadvantage and low literacy relate to lower levels of access and use; age and gender differences relate to a reliance on public connections, lower skill levels, narrow engagement, and less positive outcomes; socio-emotionally vulnerable youth with high literacy levels are more likely to experience negative outcomes. The chapter concludes that inequalities will persist into the future unless disadvantaged youths’ socio-digital environments change.

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Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 08:06
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2024 07:54

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