• New UK research: major social and financial benefits of being online

    The Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index 2018 measures financial and digital capability of UK people, and shows clear social and financial benefits of being online vs offline. New this year is detailed Basic Digital Skills, digital skills in the workplace, new demographic data, money management attitudes and research on 11-18 year olds. Read more

  • Some of the thousands of families and people 20/20 Trust programmes have helped with digital skills and access.

    No Budget funding for Computers in Homes is a setback for Digital Inclusion

    20/20 Trust today expressed disappointment over the absence of a Budget announcement restoring funding for Computers in Homes (CiH). “We are concerned about the impact on the digitally excluded – the 100,000 school-aged children without internet access at home” said Laurence Millar of 20/20 Trust.  “These families will be cut further adrift each year that the world moves on and they are not digitally connected.” Read more

  • Spreading the word about Spark Jump

    Recently we were delighted to tell 200 Budget Advisory organisations about Spark Jump. They saw how it could help many of their clients, and are keen to refer them to the large and growing network of local Spark Jump partners. Will you help spread the word too, to families it might help and to local organisations working with them? Read more at Stepping Up

  • Spark Jump’s in 17 more libraries

    We’re delighted to announce Spark Jump is now available in 17 more towns, with 26 more in the pipeline! Now many more families have access to affordable pre-pay wireless broadband so their children can keep up with the digital skills necessary in today’s world. Read more at Stepping Up

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    Resources from Net Inclusion 2018

    This article links to all resources from Net Inclusion 2018, Cleveland Ohio April 18-19. This 2-day national conference brought together USA digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to share digital equity, digital inclusion programs, and digital inclusion best practices. Read more

  • From learning worries to confidence

    Debbie Broadmore is a Mum with two teenage children living in Whakatane. The thought of beginning Computers in Homes was terrifying to her – Debbie believed her limited knowledge of computers would be a barrier to learning and participating. Read more at Computers in Homes