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29 October 2021

Understanding Digital Families

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An exploration of how the shift to digital is compounding long-standing inequalities for many families and creating new challenges for all. Cliff Manning, from ParentZone, discusses the interplay between the factors impacting digital inequality and the complexity in understanding families’ relationship with technology.

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Internet safety and countering harms
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5 January 2022

Interview: Grace, 13, discusses internet safety with mum Sarah

Hear from Grace, 13, as she discusses internet safety, exploring social media and the impact of online learning on her and her classmates alongside mum Sarah.

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Access to services
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5 January 2022

Interview: Jacob, 11, discusses his digital experiences

Listen to 11-year-old Jacob discuss his home learning experience, access to technology, and his opinions on gaming consoles and how they impact emotion.

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Digital access and inclusion
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4 January 2022

Interview: University student Lenny, 20, on devices, connection and online negativity

Lenny shares his experiences with digital devices, the impact of poor internet connection on home learning and observing negative social media usage.

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Digital access and inclusion
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13 December 2021

Digital Access and Inclusion – The Orphan Issue?

Digital access and inclusion are contemporary issues of our age and now, whether we like it or not, an underlying issue that has become intrinsically linked to social mobility, loneliness, educational attainment, and welfare. Just like social housing and education – we need to carefully help it evolve and mature.

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Digital access and inclusion
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3 November 2021

The digital world: why data from young people is essential, not optional

One in five young people do not have access to a laptop or desktop, with expense being the most cited reason. Real world poverty creates digital poverty. And lack of digital access exacerbates cycles of socio-economic disadvantage.

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Digital skills and careers
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3 November 2021

“You’re on mute!”: Not just digital skills, but skills to thrive in a Digital Age

Almost half of young people (48%) are primarily teaching themselves digital skills, leading us to ask where are they taught, where are they learnt, and are these methods appropriate?

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