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Closing the digital divide may require more than just offering devices and connectivity

Zhang, Dongmiao and Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862 (2021) Closing the digital divide may require more than just offering devices and connectivity. LSE COVID-19 Blog (01 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Digital parenting has become more crucial than ever before. The predominant focus for parents, policy-makers, and researchers has long been on minimising the risk of harm. Yet the swift transition to children’s online learning during lockdown caught many off-guard. Children from disadvantaged families struggle to get online due to a lack of device or internet connectivity. Safety issues such as online child pornography are also in the spotlight. Dongmiao Zhang (Utrecht University) and Sonia Livingstone (LSE) discuss the difficulties of digital parenting and how to close the digital divide by supporting less-educated parents and those from lower socio-economic status households.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110007

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