Citizens Online calls for digital skills shake-up
In a white paper jointly published today with channel shift experts, Trapeze Transformation, they say that current initiatives are unlikely to substantially reduce the Digital Divide and that a new “Systemic” approach is needed.
The research suggests that statutory bodies in local communities, including the local council, Job Centre Plus and Housing Associations, will only succeed in tacking digital exclusion if they collaborate with voluntary sector organisations to build an evidenced based “digital ecosystem”.
In Barnsley we working with community groups and individuals who have not yet discovered the benefits of being online.
About Citizens Online
Citizens Online is a national charity that was set up to tackle the issues of digital exclusion, to make sure that the Internet is available to everybody and to help individuals and communities understand and gain the benefits of being online.
We work in a number of ways, offering a powerful approach to digital inclusion that can be both sustainable and scalable.
The Get IT Together programme promotes digital inclusion amongst disadvantaged communities across the UK. The approach involves a 3-year community development process, managed by a full time project coordinator.
Whether you are helping others become digitally included or you need a little more support yourself, check out the resources on the Get IT Together website.
Alternatively, select the button below to find out more about a project near you.
We have a number of Case Studies from the current Get IT Together programme.
Get IT Together team identifies some key IT skills to spark Gary’s interest and help him when he returns to work
84-year-old Pat overcomes her fear of computers.
Our Digital Zone – Inner Moray Firth supports the use of technology by harder to reach and disadvantaged groups. It is a close partner of the Get IT Together projects and supports digital inclusion in the area. Following the success of Get IT Together tablet sessions in Nairn, Kate Maclean, Community Development Officer for NHS […]
Citizens Online on Video
Get IT Together Bristol Volunteers discuss working on the project
In Northern Ireland, BT and Citizens Online are working together to deliver the Get IT Together Programme, a community based approach to digital inclusion, which helps people in rural areas benefit from taking their first steps online. Get IT Together – Northern Ireland Project Coordinator, Anita Kelly approached Betty McNerlin, Director of Ceres House about […]
Find out what the Get IT Together Projects have been doing to help people gain digital skills across the UK. Here is our Get IT Together August 2014
Hotspots is a monthly publication keeping you up-to-date with all of the news from our Highlands projects. Please click HotSpots August 2014