A Big e-Society?
Why the Realtime Generation and not Government are making
society’s new electronic connections
Logicalis UK has sought the opinion of a representative group of
13-17 year old UK citizens in its annual survey, polling their
views on a range of issues; from their personal technology habits,
their aspirations for technology in education, their thoughts about
connecting with their family through technology. After our initial
survey in 2007, and from analysing the responses we received, we
now refer to this group as the UK ‘Realtime Generation’.
Our survey suggests that the Realtime Generation, and not the
Government, are making society’s new electronic connections; they
are taking the initiative in breaking down the intergenerational
digital barriers. Despite this, the Realtime Generaton feek that
they urgently require better provision of IT education to further
their career prospects and realise their digital ambitions.
- 78% have helped a parent or grandparent get on-line
- 70% use social media as a way of communications with parents
- 29% think the provision of IT education in schools was good
- 46% feel that government protestations of digital understanding
are simply an attempt to look cool
If this survey reflects the digital life for a teenager, there
is more to do if the UK’s ambition of becoming a powerful Knowledge
Economy is to become a reality. What can be done to close the
divide between the digital ambitions of the government and their
investment in our children?
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