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Digital inequalities in Europe are underpinned by divides in children’s access, interest and confidence

Ayllón, Sara (2022) Digital inequalities in Europe are underpinned by divides in children’s access, interest and confidence. Parenting for a Digital Future (06 Jul 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent research on digital inequalities has focused predominantly on the differences in internet use and digital competencies, while indirectly assuming that inequalities in access to devices and internet connection have been superseded to a large extent. Yet, the coronavirus pandemic showed a different reality when images of children sitting outside fast-food restaurants trying to get connected to be able to do their schoolwork went viral on social media. It quickly became apparent that not all children in Europe are equally able to take advantage of online opportunities raising concerns about the consequences of digital deprivation on children’s education, social connectedness, and leisure activities. For www.parenting.digital, Sara Ayllón discusses her recent work on digital inequality in Europe and the role of multiple disadvantages on children’s prospects.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 14:12
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 14:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115868

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