Digital Divide

Not everyone has equal access to the Internet. This is called the 'Digital Divide' or 'Social Exclusion'.

Factors that cause a divide are

  • Money - access is not free
  • Language - a large part of the internet is written in English
  • Literacy - most of the internet includes text
  • Age - older generations generally find new technology harder to use
  • Physical - many people have disablilities that make using the internet more difficult than it should be.

Governments around the world have made a lot of effort to provide internet access to their citizens

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