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”.
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The key objectives are to support older people to go online who have never been online before. We are also supporting young people with employability skills.
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.
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 […]
Pauline secures employment thanks to new IT skills.
Citizens Online on Video
The TalkTalk Digital Heroes projects have finally been shortlisted – and now we’re asking you to nominate a deserving project to win £10,000 and the title of TalkTalk Digital Hero 2014. Picked from hundreds of entries all across the UK, 28 nominees have the chance to be awarded at the House of Commons before an […]
EE has partnered with Age UK to launch EE National Techy Tea Party Day which will take place on Tuesday 9 September. Over 500 EE stores will host events from 9.30am-11.00am to help build people’s confidence with everything from using phones and tablets to the internet, social media, apps and keeping in touch through Skype. […]
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 July 2014