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”.
Our Plymouth project supports the use of technology by harder to reach and disadvantaged groups, especially those facing worklessness.
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.
Kelly wins Caerphilly Digital Champion award 2014.
Get IT Together delivers sessions in Leeds for non English speakers.
Rod learns how to get online and use his new tablet.
Citizens Online on Video
Get IT Together Bristol Volunteers discuss working on the project
The results of the two year Citizens Online Get IT Together Research study are now available. The study has found that after two years: 75% of learners are still online and 98% are regular internet users. There is a steady uptake in broadband installations, with 84% of learners having home broadband after two years. 80% […]
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 September 2014
The eighth national Get Online Week takes place 13-19 October #GOLW14 Get IT Together events: Barnsley Digital MOT sessions 10 am – 2pm Tuesday 14th October: Hoyland branch library Friday 17th October: Wombwell branch library Saturday 18th October: Barnsley Interchange Gwynedd 14/10 – Friog & Fairbourne Village Hall – 2pm on – Drop in taster […]