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Confidence gap? The impact of gender, class and age on adults' digital literacy

Gilchrist, Kate ORCID: 0000-0003-1316-3493 (2018) Confidence gap? The impact of gender, class and age on adults' digital literacy. Parenting for a Digital Future (26 Sep 2018). Website.

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Gendered life patterns and socialisation may negatively affect women's confidence in using digital technology - particularly older women with lower socio-economic status. These are some of the findings from two reports carried out by Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, and the Good Things Foundation, into digital inclusion and literacy. In this post Kate Gilchrist asks what this means for how parents and grandparents support their children in a digital age and argues that policy makers must take such factors into account. Kate is the editor of the Parenting for a Digital Future blog and is a PhD researcher in the Media and Communications department at LSE.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 16:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:25

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