Description: Teenagers in lower-income households have fewer desktop, laptop and tablet computers to use at home than their higher-income peers, according to a new study.
Date: Nov 3, 2015
One-fifth of teenagers in lower-income households reported that they never used computers for their homework — or used them less than once a month. And one-tenth of lower-income teenagers said they had only dial-up web access, an often slow and erratic Internet connection, at home. None of the higher-income youths said they had only dial-up access, according to the report. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
- What is the digital divide, and is it problem? Why?
- What is the solution to the digital divide? Should the government be involved in the solution? Why or Why Not?