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What is ‘the digital divide’?

Wikipedia defines the digital divide as ‘an economic and social inequality with regard to access to, use of, or impact of information and communication technologies (ICT)’. At Tech 2 Kids, we see it more simply as the gap between kids that have access to technology and kids that don’t. Internet access is beginning to be considered a human right, in the same vein as clean water, electricity and safe housing. Children that don’t have regular, unfettered access to technology and the services that it supports tend to be those that are already disadvantaged, and this further disadvantage can make a significant difference.

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